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Ranjena Gohil

Ranjena Gohil

In search of the story; the journey

My friend Susan, who is visiting for a couple of weeks - works as the Head of Libraries in Qatar and I invited her to come along to help research more at Derby Local Study's Library (she's a very good researcher). I made an appointment and the lovely librarians showed…
Ranjena Gohil
21st September 2017
Ranjena Gohil

Research – The story of the Unknown Prince

During our visit to Pickford house and Derby Art Museum, Jonathan took us around the ceramic collection in the Cafe. Looking at all the local history in the cups and china, i thought i would research designs made in Derby for inspiration. I found a design from Royal Crown derby…
Ranjena Gohil
21st September 2017
Ranjena Gohil

My Form – making memories

Completed the form, I wanted to create a form that had straight lines as well as curves. The curves from the chai cup and indian buildings. The straight lines from English Victorian Streets and architecture. As the form will not have a handle, I want the form/shape to be held…
Ranjena Gohil
31st August 2017
Ranjena Gohil

An empty cup is full – Creating Form

Starting my day, and i'm thinking of my form. My work explores form, surface and texture, so my starting point is to make forms that lend itself to adding surface designs. My two strong memories of visiting India as a young adult is the amazing architecture and the Chai Wala…
Ranjena Gohil
31st August 2017
Ranjena Gohil

Visit to Pickford House & meeting the Curator

Visiting Pickford house was great inspiration. This lovely town house on Friar GateĀ opens into a large labyrinth of a grand property. We are given a tour by Janine and Jonathan from Derby Museums, their wealth of knowledges gets the brain engaged and more creatives ideas start to emerge. This is…
Ranjena Gohil
31st August 2017
Ranjena Gohil

First day on Chai and the City

My First few days in the studio and i'm excited to be here. Firstly i must tell you i love tea!! I also love Chai. Chai is masala tea - it has herbs and spices that warming and sets me up for my day!! My mum has always made Chai…
Ranjena Gohil
31st August 2017