Sharbani Das Gupta is inspired by her physical environment and New Mexico, where she has spent the last few years and which has profoundly affected her work. She is trained as a functional potter, though she has a Masters in Visual Communications. Both of these factors, as well as growing up in India, influence and inform her art. Sharbani’s art is her vehicle for understanding and making sense of her life. The driving force has gradually moved her away from solely functional to non-functional forms as well.