Jyotsna Bhatt (1940 – 11 July 2020) was an Indian ceramist and potter. She studied and later taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for forty years.
3 Personal life
Jyotsna Bhatt was born in 1940 in Mandvi in Cutch State (now Kutch district, Gujarat). She studied at Sir J. J. School of Art in Bombay (now Mumbai) for a year. Later she joined the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1958 to study sculpture under Sankho Chaudhuri. She became interested in ceramics there. She studied ceramics under Jolyon Hofsted at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York, US in mid-1960s.
She returned to India and settled in Baroda (now Vadodara). In 1972, she joined the Department of Sculpture's ceramic studio in Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda as a professor. She worked there for 40 years and retired as the Head of the Department of Ceramics in 2002.
She died on 11 July 2020, two days after a stroke. She was cremated at Vadi Wadi crematorium in Baroda.
Bhatt's works are collected across the world. During her long career, apart from ceramics, she also experimented with stoneware and terracotta. In her ceramics, she preferred matte and satin matte glazes as well as teal blue to moss green and other earth tones. She frequently used alkaline earths, amorphous moulds and various minerals. She also merged modern and traditional styles in her works. Her works reflected her interest in nature. Her numerous works depict cats, dogs, birds, lotus buds, toys and platters.
Jyotsna Bhatt met Jyoti Bhatt, a painter, during her college years and they married later. They lived in Vadodara. They had a daughter, Jaii.
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