This project focused on developing a range of tableware that serves the need of multiple cuisines and represents the virtues/elements of Ichol while considering various users. Art Ichol is a multidisciplinary art residency, art gallery, and sculpture park located in Ichol, Maihar, a small industrial town of Madhya Pradesh. Double diamond design methodology was followed to achieve the final results of the project. Due to the pandemic, secondary resources were used to collect the information for the research of the project. User study and the market study were done by telephonic interviews and by using other social media platforms. The project focused on the issues reported by the users during the user study, such as the chipping of edges and the size of the containers. The final form designs were inspired by lotus and traditional kitchen objects, and the final surface design patterns were inspired by the Gond art of Madhya Pradesh. The tableware objects were developed by the production process of jigger and jollying. During the process, prints were handmade by people in the studio at the leather hard stage. The final deliverables of the project were to set up multi-purpose tableware, which included bowls of different sizes, plates, and a thali platter in various surface design options from which a buyer can choose colour and surface.
Keywords: ceramic, Gond art, multi cuisine, tableware, wall paintings