Clay & Creativity AMAN KHANNA
TMM|June 2021
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. This is what makes ‘clayman’ Aman Khanna’s work stands out with a pinch of minimalism. Trained as a graphic designer from London College of Communication, Aman’s love with clay as a medium made him inquisitive to explore more and that resulted in his studio, ‘Claymen’, which features everything minimalistic yet deeply rooted in experiences and observations. TMM asks Aman about his love for clay, his design philosophy and how he defines simplicity as an artist.

From a trained graphic designer to clay artist, how did the transition happen?

My work as a graphic designer opened my mind and slowly I started converting words into pictures and drawings. Gradually, I realized that most information design projects I was working on were information-heavy and I always designed a lot of icons and characters to lighten up the subjects. Over a period of time, I started to develop a character library on the side as a self-initiated project, and slowly the shift happened and I think that is when I found my true love for clay.

Your brainchild Claymen has come a long way. What is the core philosophy of Claymen?

Claymen is a reflection of my interactions, experiences and observations. The core philosophy behind Claymen is based on human feelings, emotions and how we interact with each other and our surroundings as people.

When it comes to creating clay art, what inspires you and how?

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