I am Jaspreet and I am the ceramic artist and owner of ‘Ceramics by Jas’. I currently live in the beautiful city-state of Singapore and this is where I started my clay journey in 2020- from a spare room in our apartment.
I am an MBA by qualification and worked in the financial services industry for 10 years before I found clay and my passion for making this into a sustainable creative business. I do wish I had discovered my love for clay earlier but I am grateful for the experiences I’ve had and my journey to this point- where I look at being in a state of contentment and joy to be the ultimate measure of success.
My first studio was a guest room in our house with a less than inspiring view. It served me well for 2 whole years during the pandemic, when I embarked upon this journey. But it soon outgrew my needs and my dreams.
I have since moved to a bigger studio, a beautiful space filled with light and enough room to store all that I need for my growing business. And this is my new oasis where I bring all my ideas and imagination into tangible forms, with an aim to bring beauty and joy to everyday life.
It is said that clay has memory and is temperamental. However, with some patience and love, you can mold it into beautiful forms giving it both a sense of art and functionality. I draw my inspiration from this very fact- where I try to create pottery as a functional piece of art- a form of beauty and elegance which you can see, touch and enjoy every single day.
I absolutely love working with colours and textures- as is apparent from my work. There are pieces which have a romantic vintage vibe to them, while there are others which remind me of the Mediterranean with its blue hues and some which are reminiscent of the glorious English country life.
To travel is to live..
A motto I try to live by...
My travels across Europe have inspired a lot of my work in terms of textures, colors and forms. The vintage laces from Venice, the azure tiles of Lisbon, the vibrant blue roof tops of Santorini- you’ll often see bits of these experiences and elements in my work.
Clay and magic..
Being able to bring my imagination and creativity to life in a ceramic form is truly a blessing! Creating every piece with my own hands with a boundless intent and gratitude towards this art, makes it an absolutely exhilarating experience.
I believe every piece crafted by hand has its own story, its own inspiration and an imprint of the maker's hands. The time, thought and patience behind each handmade piece is what makes it truly unique.