The Clay Company: Experiential Retail, New Delhi
The Clay Company is both a studio and a retail space It is manifested materially through the juxtaposition of the three acts of making, baking and retailing. A fourth component of the space is community building.
The first two quadrants define a double height space, while a mezzanine has been inserted to bisect the rear two quadrants. The former allows natural light to illuminate both the potters wheels and the merchandise that is on sale, the rear two quadrants provide support spaces by means of a mezzanine pantry and meeting space for community development and ideation while kilns and drying racks at the entry level support the act of making and retailing.