Seize the clay

Updated: 27 October, 2020 09:43 IST | Jovita Aranha | Mumbai

An artist is channelling her love for food with drool-worthy realistic miniatures to engage participants in this therapeutic art form

Clay food miniatures. Pic courtesy/@_artbeam on Instagram
Clay food miniatures. Pic courtesy/@_artbeam on Instagram

Mumbai may be India's financial capital, but it also has played a key role in inspiring India's F&B landscape. From street food to fine dining experiences, the city's varied food experiences have been the ideal setting for food artists like Darshana Golecha to use one's imagination and create realistic miniatures from clay.

From a piping hot bowl of instant noodles to freshly steamed dim sums in a bamboo basket or even a traditional platter of South Indian breakfast, replete with extra coconut chutney and sambar on the side, the Andheri-based artist swears by Mumbai Ka Khaana and channels her love for it through art sessions.

Clay food miniatures

Golecha, whose tryst with art and craft began at the age of 10, has trained close to 100 children and adults in miniature clay food crafting on the online platform, WoFactors throughout the lockdown.

Armed with Thai clay and oil paints, her latest session will teach participants to create realistic and visually-appealing foods and execute three different types including a street food dish, a packaged item and a full traditional platter.

Darshana Golecha
Darshana Golecha

"I have been creating clay miniatures for nearly six years now. But it wasn't until a year ago that I dabbled into food miniatures. The craft requires intricate moulding and fashioning of clay, knowledge of textures and colour palettes to nail any piece. It is therapeutic in many ways and can serve to be a wonderful activity for those looking for some me-time in the lockdown," shares Golecha.

On October 31, 3 pm to 6 pm
Log on to wofactors.com
Cost Rs 650 plus taxes

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First Published: 27 October, 2020 08:59 IST

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