Ishalgad Ceramic

Most ceramists and sculptors agree that producing handmade studio ceramics and pottery, in small quantities, is the best way to offer discerning customers creative and contemporary designs. With this in mind, we are proud to introduce a limited edition of hand-crafted ceramic stoneware wall art by renowned ceramist Pratima Vaidya, each tile a unique creation with a distinctive, abstract design.

Ceramic stoneware is no ordinary ceramic. Though dense, impermeable and hard enough to resist scratching by a steel point, stoneware differs from porcelain because it is more opaque, and normally only partially vitrified. It is usually coloured grey or brownish because of impurities in the clay used for its manufacture, and is normally glazed.

The earliest examples of stoneware have been found in China, dating from the late Shang dynasty (1600 BC to 1050 BC), with large quantities in production during the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD).