HBL Student and Graduate: Rukmale by Maham Anjum

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Earlier this month WGSN-homebuildlife spotted the work of glass and ceramics student Maham Anjum at the Royal College of Art's work in progress show in London. Maham's work aims to investigate and understand the present attitudes towards the artisan craft potteries in the Indian subcontinent, some of which are in decline. By developing existing ceramic processes, improving the materials and decorating processes, Maham’s work aims to sensitively redesign the products to create new market opportunities. Maham has researched traditional craft techniques in Ethiopia and Southeast Asia, as well as Sri Lanka where she has produced the Rukmale range of serveware for the Jamie Oliver Collection. The collection, shown above, is made by a group of women potters, providing them with the opportunity to evolve their ancient potting skills while helping sustain the local community.

Subscribers can see WGSN-homebuildlife's full report on the RCA Student Work in Progress Show online here.