THE TEAM

Pranav Gajjar

B.Arch (2012), CEPT University, Ahmedabad
pranav@clayclub.in

A practicing architect he holds keen interest in combining design and social innovation through an entrepreneurial approach. He is primarily interested in setting up a social enterprise with reaping benefits for its stakeholders. He is passionate about photography and documenting cultural landscapes through it. Has previously held positions on the board of few institutional organizations.

Maulik Oza

B.Arch (2012), CEPT University, Ahmedabad
oza@clayclub.in

Trained as an architect and working as a ceramist, he enjoys his work. He tries to combine craft with modern technology to come up with Good designs. Combining his passion with profession increases his sensibilities towards materials and details, and this always inspires his designs. He loves working with hands and enjoys the magic it brings on clay. The spectrum of clay once fired is his contemplation. For him, Art and Architecture are the proof of existence of any civilization.

Nikunj Vakani

B.Arch (2012) CEPT University, Ahmedabad
nikunj@clayclub.in

Design and creation are powerful skills, evolving from our originalities and perspectives. Trained as an architect, He believes that Design is a part of everyday life and looking at various things, he believes that improvisation in human nature can be brought by good designs. In order to create good designs, one needs to find the right balance between the thought process, material, skill and efficiency. Through the medium of Architecture, Ceramics and Handmade paper, he has been exploring various creative processes to create a parallel between his imagination and the world we live in. He is also engaged with design institutes like CEPT University, National Institute of Design, IIT Gandhinagar and other well-known institutes across India for various teaching programs.

Heena Kokel

B.Arch (2012) CEPT University, Ahmedabad
heena@clayclub.in

She enjoys practicing Graphics, Ceramics and Architecture in a combined fashion. Design shapes the idea to become reality. She believes it’s about time that designing goes beyond form, function and culture. For her designing should also be adventurous, only then one enjoys the process and the craft. This precisely has been a major stimulant to develop a design practice rather an enterprise where research, material exploration and thus innovation is the focus.

Apart from design practice, She takes keen interest in pure research revolving around urban architecture, through which she has bagged two international research paper publications. And lastly roles that make her core are that of a traveller, teacher, wanna-be-chef and a feminist Indian.

Fulchandra Patel

B.Interior Design (2010) NSID, Rajkot
fulchandra@clayclub.in

An interior designer by profession, He believes that Good design expresses desires with an exciting and creative flare. It intrigues and excites the Clients, designers and every person involved in process of creating and making it happen.

Also He believes a Good designer has to assume various roles, sometimes has to be a student to learn from Nature, traditional practices, Craftsmen, etc; And sometimes has to become a teacher and educate the client about materials, processes and sustainability.

After his design education in Rajkot and 6 years of practice, He is confident to take up new challenges, creatively tackle them and this eventually charges him up for the new challenge ahead, its almost cyclic. This whole process widens and deepens his knowledge even further.

Vishnu Kolleri

B.Arch (2012) CEPT University, Ahmedabad
vishnu@clayclub.in

Born to professional practicing artists, He was exposed to the art world at an early age. He developed a hand at drawing as a child and further developed it through his years of training as an architecture student, as a tool to habitually express and document thoughts, processes and observations on paper. His fascination lies in exploring sound and its interaction with material and space. Completed his bachelors thesis in 2012 covering the subject of theatre hall acoustics, during which he submitted a paper “An acoustic enquiry into the koothambalam as an evolving form of performance space” at the international symposium for room acoustics ISRA 2013 Toronto conference.