"I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget"
-Erin Van Vuren -
True to the quote, we are tucked away from the bustling city in the wilderness of nature, where being wild is second to us. The way to our studio and store is difficult to find but once found it sure will be impossible to forget.
My story (Dhruva Patel) began in Chennai where I was qualified as a Lifestyle Accessory Designer, Specialised in Footwear & Leather Goods (NIFT Chennai). Working in the Leather Exports for some part of my career was where I envisioned the idea of having my own Design Studio and my own fun Brand.
Moving cities back to my home town Ahmedabad was very tricky, leather as a material was not taken kindly, the scope of having a Leather Unit was a distant reality, after having a massive creative block, I resorted to painting with watercolor, something that created a flow was mesmerizing gave me a good feeling, which was therapeutic in nature. After which, one thing led to the other & Sky was the limit.
No doubt struggles were endless too, but there is no fun without challenge! My quaint little studio is located on my Organic Farm & Nursery (www.sardarpatelfarm.com) which gives me all the inspiration I need to create these beautiful pieces, the food that my organic farm grows, cleans, packs & sells could be all plated on our ceramic ware, and everything comes in a full circle with us being a part of the farm which is surrounded by nature our main inspiration.
Our core products are Ceramic ware, the four elements of the earth used | Earth | Water | Air | Fire |
So if you choose to buy from a small design studio, you are buying more than a mere object, you are buying hundreds of hours of failures & experimentations gone wrong. You are buying days & weeks of painful frustration, moments of pure joy! It's not just a thing, it's a piece of heart, a piece of our soul, whose hard work & sweat is buried deep into it, you buy a moment of someone's life, and more importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are absolutely passionate about.
Our range of products are Lifestyle Accessories like Rugs, Scarfs, Glassware, Tableware, Ceramicware & Home Decor, our studio is based in Ahmedabad. We make a whole range from scarfs, small interior products, ceramic ware, to name a few, everything is hand crafted, and our hand painted artwork is inspired from and by nature.