Kritika Soni is a textile designer by degree and a ceramic artist by profession. She works as a full time ceramic artist from her home Delhi, India. She holds a Master’s degree in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Arts, London, where the University awarded her a full scholarship. It is here she explored clay as a medium for the first time. She decided to move her focus fully onto ceramics in 2016 and was awarded Junior Fellowship in ‘Pottery and Ceramics’ by the Government of India in 2018.
Kritika finds her inspiration in the various experiences and emotions of growth and change, which one goes through in the journey called life. Her visual language draws from the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi, a timeless idea that honors all things old, weathered and imperfect. As a result, she makes ceramics that show and celebrate the flaws, the wear-and-tear and the inconsistencies of life, thereby adding more character and beauty to each piece.
Her background in textile design has been instrumental in shaping up the way she uses textures and color in her work. She tries to bring the two contrasting mediums of textiles and ceramics together through juxtaposition and layering. Through her ceramics, she tries to remind everyone of appreciating and acknowledging natural ageing and irregularity and not seeing it as a flaw, rather cherish it and enjoy the ride.