Two artists come together based on their fascination with wood as a medium of art.
What’s it about? Chennai-based Anish Cherian and Ahmedabad-based Shailna Wadhwa began working together with their own studio in Avadi in 2018. They initially made furniture and photography accessories. Studio Clutter now produces artwork in wood mosaic and holds woodworking workshops every other weekend. Their journey began at CEPT Ahmedabad working with leftover wood.
- As the studio grew, they didn’t want it to become a manufacturing unit. They prefer making custom units for clients.
- Using Instagram, they put up their initial works with descriptions and techniques used. After that, they began getting inquiries, mostly from people who wanted customised works for their walls.
Workshops and challenges: The workshops provide theoretical training for each type of wood. Participants then make objects like tools and side tables. Since woodworking is unorganised, it can be difficult to start. For women, in a male-dominated field, it’s tough. For Studio Clutter, social media was their way to get the word out.
(Image credits: Studio Clutter’s website)