Reyaz Badaruddin is a ceramics teacher and artist who has recently moved from Delhi to the Himalayas, where he has built a studio. He graduated in Ceramic Design at Banaras Hindu University in 2000. In 2009, he was awarded a Charles Wallace Fellowship to complete an MA attachment in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK.
He is a recipient of the National and Junior Fellowships by the government of India. His work explores a variety of thematics. His inspiration keeps evolving to reflect a wide range of interests which mix social and aesthetics considerations. Lately, he has engaged with formalist considerations with his ceramic practice, dealing with the questions of context and placement, as well as how these influence the perception of objects and determine the importance given to them. He has participated in several national and international shows and residencies. His pieces are in the collection of the Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia, the FULE International Ceramic Museum in China and various other public and private collections
Artists whose work Reyaz admires and keeps referring to include Peter Voulkos, Ray Meeker, Jackson Pollock, Eduardo Chillida and Mark Rothko.
Photo credit: Elodie Alexandre