Based in Canada, Pooja Pawaskar is the Indian-born artist behind Whirl & Whittle. Crafting wooden and ceramic pieces which celebrate the inherent beauty in each object’s peculiarities, Pooja chooses to embrace blemish in her works and herself in a world which relies heavily on flawlessness and being static. Her work is grounded in the belief that the world around us and the things within it are unique rather than imperfect.
Growing up in a multigenerational home in Mumbai, India, Pawaskar was introduced to woodworking at a young age by her grandfather, a formally trained carpenter and model maker.
Driven by a fascination with design and art, Pooja studied architecture at Mumbai University, followed by the furniture design program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
In 2019, Pawaskar relocated to Canada and decided to pursue her passion of becoming an artist. In late 2019, Whirl & Whittle was born.