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NILIMA & SURESH ERIYAT | x/CLAY/mation

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NILIMA & SURESH ERIYAT | x/CLAY/mation

x/CLAY/mation
Nilima x Suresh Eriyat
23 November - 3 December 2023

What happens when a potter and animator come together?

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

  • FILM SCREENING
    Award-winning animation films by the celebrated Studio Eeksaurus followed by a discussion with Suresh and Nilima Eriyat.

  • BOOK LAUNCH
    Suresh Eriyat's 'Drawing Stories'
    Saturday 25 November 2023 | 6-10pm

  • POTTERY WORKSHOP 
    Learn Pinch and Coil pottery techniques with Nilima Eriyat
    Sunday 26 November 2023 | 2-5pm

  • FILM SCREENING
    Animation ad-films by the celebrated Studio Eeksaurus followed by a discussion with Sonal Dabral, award-winning Creative Consultant.
    Saturday 2 December 2023 | 6pm

  • POTTERY WORKSHOP 
    Learn Slab Rolling and Sgrafitto pottery techniques with Nilima Eriyat
    Sunday 3 December 2023 | 2-5pm



About the artists

Nilima Eriyat

Nilima first explored pottery at Uzumako school in Tokyo for 5 months in 2018, and continued at 'Kumbharwada' in Dharavi, Mumbai for a year. Despite a busy role as a film producer, she established her studio 'I got fired!' in Mumbai in 2020.

Nilima primarily work with stoneware and terracotta, creating tableware and vases. For this exhibition, she has collaborated with Suresh Eriyat, a filmmaker and illustrator. 

Suresh Eriyat

Suresh Eriyat is a 1997 graduate of National Institute of Design where he specialised in Animation Film Design. Prospects of creating original animated stories in India back in the 90s being very nascent, he, in collaboration with Famous Studios, set up Famous House of Animation in 1998 and through that landmark venture he created numerous animated ads, shorts, music videos with many firsts, which brought not only national and international recognitions but also changed the way people perceived animation in India.

In 2009 he started Studio Eeksaurus with his wife Nilima Eriyat as partner. Suresh is also deeply interest in philosophy, anthropology and culture.

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