Who We Are
Crafters, Artist, Visionaries, Innovators
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
A duo of Mother-Daughter. Creative at heart that is reflected in everything around them. Making every tiniest of the detail worth appreciating is what keeps this duo motivated.
Athena Shokunin started as a hobby soon to have turned into a full-fledged handcrafting workshop. A consistent belief in the art and faith that every product should find its way to the appreciator has helped in venturing as a business.
Meet The Team
Tilotama Sanjay Bhandarkar
Tilotama is an entrepreneur, crafter, maker, innovator, Chandler, and artist. Since launching this handcrafted lifestyle passion turned business, with her first handcrafted Dream Catcher in 2016, Tilotama has developed many of original designs for her friends and customers all for the happiness to make and create. While Dream Catchers are where this journey began, Tilotama is most passionate about helping others find joy in simple crafts and reopen the door to their creative soul. She believes in changing lives one craft at a time.
Sandhya Sanjay Bhandarkar
Sandhya is an Educator, crafter, maker, and artist. Having spent the major time of her career and life with small kids and every type of craft. She is passionate about creating new stuff every day, giving it the most artistic look that it can be accommodated in any kind of place. Like how an empty milk bottle becomes an excellent garden piece. How even the smallest of the paper strip can be used to make super cute flowers. Passion to create something out of waste has made every corner of the house super adorable. Being the support of her daughter in her initiative to start a handicraft business Sandhya makes the perfect backbone an entrepreneur can have.
Handmade is a celebration of our contemporary lives and our living culture – not a mass-imposed, one-size-fits-all consumer culture where everything looks the same and is easily boxed up. Each handmade item is about people and not machines. It’s about the time and effort that goes into each piece of work. It’s about the skill of each maker, the technical ingenuity of the maker, the magic of an individual’s imagination, and it’s a treasure on a beach of throwaway machine-made tat!