Tuesday, October 6, 2015



Thursday October 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday October 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday October 17th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday October 18th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (I will be there all day Sunday and would love to see you)

I will be exhibiting my hand painted ceramics again this year.  Here is a sample of some of the items that will be on display.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


The Christmas spirit has come to my Atelier early this year.  I have some new offerings for you that would make delightful gifts, or additions to your Christmas decor.  All are on sale in my Etsy Shop

Monday, October 27, 2014

Loving the new textures.

My love affair with texture continues! This series of mugs and tumblers were made by impressing a carved lino cut design into the clay before slab building into its final form.  I embellished with additional tool marks and slip trailing. I am so pleased with the colors.  I wanted safe, soft and clear semi transparent glazes, so I took my favorite recipe for a basic liner glaze, and tweaked it and added colors.  Expect many more colors to be added in the coming months.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Working on Sgraffito

Work in progress. Hours of pleasure removing the colored slip to reveal the contrasting clay beneath.

Sgraffito Rocks!

Those of you who follow me on Facebook will have gathered by now that I have fallen under the spell of the sgraffito technique.  I guess it is because it affords me a complete range of expression, from throwing the form, to the design elements of decoration, and the most satisfying aspect of the tactile experience of carving.  I am being nudged into a whole new direction, combining relief stamping, with sgrafitto negative space design, incising and slip trailing.  I am excited about following where this is all leading me. It would seem for the moment that "color" is taking a back seat to the "clay" as I am restricting the surface color to one or two colors in contrast to the basic clay color.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More Clay and Lots more Color

So sorry for the long silence.  That's what happens when you get buried in work! But I have not stopped potting and playing with clay.  Far from it.  This week my Etsy Shop will be restocked with exciting new techniques and pieces.  As you will all see, I have fallen in love with the sgraffito technique.  It is quite labor intensive, but so exciting and tactile.  I will soon post a blog on the technique itself, but for now, let me bring you up to date with what I have been producing.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Chi Chi Platter and the Crossroads Organization

The Shelter and The Crossroads Organization are embarking on a joint Silent Art Auction on October 8th 2012. By Aarti Gosine

 On the 8th October 2012, The Shelter and The Crossroads Organisation will be hosting a Silent Auction at the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society, located at Federation Park, Port-of-Spain.  Bidding opens at 4.00pm and closes at 8.00pm sharp.  There will be Lynx and credit card facilities available on site.
The Shelter
Established in 1987, by a group of interested persons in a house provided by the government.  The Shelter, formally called The Saaman Shelter for Battered Women and Children offers a secure safe environment, counseling and support services for victims of domestic violence and their children.  It is one of the first safe houses set up in the Caribbean.  Family violence attacks the integrity of that unit and consequently the society.  The Shelter is dedicated to delivering support to victims of domestic violence and eradicating family violence in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Crossroads Organisation (TCO) was registered in 2012 by a group of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago with a common desire to help the less fortunate of our nation.  TCO’s stated mission is “to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need through direct aid or by acting as a conduit to other local, regional or international organization which may be better able to assist”.
The proceeds of this project will be shared 50/50 between The Shelter and TCO
The Shelter will utilize the funds derived from this project towards the outreach-counseling programme, which assists victims who are not yet ready to come into the facility.  In an attempt to break the cycle of violence, the outreach programme also includes the perpetrators of domestic violence.
TCO will apply the proceeds directly to The Chi Chi Project Phase I, their first project, and named after Rachael Wilson-Blanc, nicknamed “Chi Chi” who lost a hard-fought battle with cancer in 2008.  TCO will purchase and donate the equipment required for the Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course training and certification of the staff in NICU and Labour Ward in the Neonatal Department of the POSGH.  Dr. Jennifer Delamore, Neonatal Consultant at the POSGH and a certified NRP instructor, has volunteered to train the staff.  When this course was introduced to the Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital the perinatal mortality rate was reduced by 25%.
Additional inquiries can be obtained by contacting Sherron Harford at sherron@thecrossroadsorg.com or Elizabeth Talma-Sankar at admin@trinidadshelter.com or 628-1116.

I was pleased and proud to have been able to participate in this very worthwhile event through my donation of the Chi Chi Platter, especially created in the memory of my niece and Goddaughter Rachael.