The dictionary definition of a ceramist is one who makes ‘works of art’. This is certainly an apt description for Shaurya, a 30-year-old ceramist who runs an art studio in Gurugram along with his mother, Nina Mehrotra.
The special thing about Shaurya is that he has Down Syndrome.
Named Banana Studio, this place is Shaurya’s little heaven. Having traveled across South Africa, Thailand, and China, Shaurya has been trained by various artists and has got some wonderful exposure thanks to all the traveling. We, at The Better India, spoke to Nina, Shaurya’s mother about raising a child with Down Syndrome, traveling the world discovering new things, and starting Banana Studio, a place where her son can express himself.