Kristine Michael


Kristine Michael trained in ceramic design with Dashrath Patel at The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and subsequently with Alan Caiger Smith at Aldermaston Pottery, UK. Her formative creative years in Auroville and at The Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith formed a strong base in wood firing and stoneware glazes. She has received many awards, among them the Sanskriti Award, Charles Wallace award, Nehru Fellowship and Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture. Her work is a part of important collections at Bradford Museum, Cartwright Hall UK, Seoul Ceramic Foundation at Icheon Korea, The Clay Studio Philadelphia and Essl Museum Austria. She has written articles widely on ceramics both historical and contemporary, as well as on ceramic artists, in publications like Treasures of the Albert Hall Museum Jaipur, Devi Prasad, PR Daroz catalogue for Art Alive, Handicrafts of Gujarat, Jaipur Blue Pottery and was guest editor of the Marg Jan 2018 on Indian Ceramics History and Practice. She has participated in many international Exhibitions and lectures on Indian ceramics. She researched and curated The Art of Kripal Singh Shekhawat for DAG Modern which opened at the Indian Ceramics Triennale in Jaipur in 2018 and is currently at Museum of Legacies, Jaipur. She is based in New Delhi and is works as Curriculum Leader of Visual and Performing Arts at The British School New Delhi.