Creative with Clay: Pottery Inspired by Knitting
What happens when a sculptor/potter falls in love with knitting? Something amazing!
Who is Charan Sachar?
Born and raised in India, Charan Sachar's mother ran a boutique designing clothes for brides and bridesmaids. Those early impressions of Bollywood, beautiful colors, fabrics and embroidery designs inspire the pottery he does today. He's been featured in the New York Times, as a featured artist on Etsy.com Quit Your Day Job, and has been chosen as a 2015 Niche Awards Finalist.
Sachar loves to decorate his pottery with Indian influences while keeping uniqueness and functionality in mind. Not too long ago, this artisan decided to pick up a pair of chopsticks and some cord and teach himself to knit. Now his passion for knitting and the stitches he creates has flowed into his pottery.
Has Sachar Always Been An Artist?
After 12 years as a software engineer, Sachar quit to devote his time to creating pottery under his company, Creative with Clay in his studio near Seattle, WA. He find that "working with clay and giving it form feels as satisfying as organizing and bringing peace to all the chaos that is there around you."
Knitting Designs into Clay
The way Sachar considers every stitch, movement of the yarn and how it effects his life is inspired. You can see how much he thinks about knitting when he wrote, Can I lose weight by knitting? His love for the knitted stitch has evolved into a line of pottery created just for knitters.