Happy Melon is currently hosting ceramicist Minaal Lawn for the exhibition and sale of her expressive and irreverent work.
These small scale ceramics and collage works make stunning and unique gifts. So if you’re looking for something that is truly one of a kind this season be sure to stop by Willis St to view the show. Pieces are available for sale as-is and individual commissions from the artist can also be requested.
Inspired by a fascination with the little understood cosmic observatories built in 18th Century Delhi and Jaipur, India, Lawn’s works represent the grand architectural sculptures built under the rule of Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jai Singh’s deep immersion in the study of astronomy has resulted in permanent structures that express a want to be one with the universe.
Minaal’s intimately scaled work imbues this same expression, coupled with a connection to colour rooted in the elusive abstract Tantric art from Rajasthan. She distills from her cultural heritage to contemporize the works’ painterly surface, which is created through layering slip and glaze.
Her collage works bring together her love of pots, her stylistic sensibilities and irreverence.