Five x Seven Event

I participated in the Five x Seven fundraiser for The Contemporary Austin museum contributing a piece I created from porcelain. In December, my sister and I went to California to visit my parents and drove up the coast stopping in a shell shop in Morro Bay. There, I found a large barnacle cluster and thought it would translate well into clay.

I created a sculptural piece for the fundraiser and it sold! This event was beautifully put on by The Contemporary and brought hundreds of artists together to celebrate art in Austin.

barnacle

Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.