An Indian born, Australian artist living in Adelaide, South Australia. Ayesha grew up in India, where so much is still produced by hand, She learnt to value the handmade. Whether its block-printed textiles, glass bangles, handwoven cane furniture or hand-painted trucks Ayesha always saw the beauty in work that was made by a person. As she was lucky enough to be born into a large family of extremely creative women and from an early age conversations about colour, pattern and design were a part of her everyday life.
Bringing such insight into the studio, to create decorative, functional pieces with bold, graphic designs. To Ayesha, there is nothing better than a piece of art that you can use every day.
While India nourished her love of the handmade, it also showed her the beauty of tropical plants. Her nature loving mum made their tiny backyard an oasis of green in a concrete jungle and taught the importance to appreciate plant life. But it was here in Australia that the botanical world became an obsession. Surrounded by brightly coloured, almost alien looking plants Ayesha couldn’t help but be drawn to them. Her love for how unique and immediately recognisable Australian flora is ,remains her favourite source of inspiration.
Each piece is completely handmade in her home studio. Ayesha uses a combination of wheel throwing (vases, tumblers, bowls, mugs) and hand building (plates, pinch pots, earrings) to create clay pots which she then paints and carves. She love to work freely and by instinct, applying the colour straight onto a pot and deciding on the design as she creates. This keeps the process fresh and fun and encourages ideas to flow. It also means that no two pieces are exactly alike so anything you buy from Ayesha Aggarwal is truly one-of-a-kind.