By Supriya Menon Meneghetti

From 8 to 23 March 2024

Monday to Saturday 10am-12pm & 2-5.30pm

Opening on Friday 8 March at 4pm

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya | Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya | Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

I have chosen the second line of this mantra, chanted every school morning for the first twelve years of my education.

The line means:
From the Darkness (of Ignorance), make me go (i.e. Lead me) towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge).

This exhibition is a tribute to Deborah Smith, founder of Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry. She has shared with me her knowledge in work and life.
My gratitude to Debby.

about the artist

Supriya Menon Meneghetti is a multidisciplinary artist based in Auroville.

She has been in the field of ceramics for the last 30 years: as a student at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, an independent artist, a teacher, and a curator of multiple exhibitions in India and abroad. Since 1994, she has worked with various artists globally, developing a deepened skill set while experimenting with new styles in order to create her own unique pieces.

Her work is personal to her life and experiences, deeply intertwined with femininity and nature. This interplay reflects her life as a woman and the spaces in which she creates her art.

Through the years she has also studied the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana. This too has been incorporated into her styles and art.

Today, Supriya heads the ceramic studio at Maroma, in Auroville, as well as curating and taking part in exhibitions in India and abroad.
In the last three years, she has curated ‘Out of the box’ (2022) in Faenza, Italy; ‘True Blue – The water faithful’ (2023) in Pondicherry; and ‘Clay in Touch’ (2023) in Auroville.