Filmed by Rajiv Krishnan
She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire.
The luminous heart of the Unknown is she.
The Golden Bridge Pottery situated in Pondicherry on the southeast coast of India was founded in 1971 by Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker. The studio produces a flexible line of wood fired, glazed, stoneware pottery.
Deborah took charge of the pottery production in 1985 when Ray began a series of experiments in “fired building” technology. Deborah retired in 2018 and Ray presently manages the production and oversees student training and artist residencies that began in 1983. He continues his individual work on monumental clay sculpture.
Golden Bridge Pottery, located in Pondicherry, a vibrant seaside town on the Coromandel Coast, has been producing beautiful handmade ceramic ware for over four decades. The collection has been primarily designed by Deborah who was inspired and immersed in the Japanese aesthetic and influenced by the school of robust reduction-fired functional stoneware.
Golden Bridge Pottery currently offers a seven month intensive course as well as a twelve session introductory course for complete beginners.