Aarti Vir studied painting for six years before spending three years at the Golden Bridge Pottery . She returned to her hometown, Hyderabad­ India in 1999 and set up her studio, making oil fired salt glazed, sometimes functional, sometimes sculptural work.
She has apprenticed briefly with Micki Schloessingk in Wales and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Sandy Lockwood in Australia.

She has spent two months as artist in Residence at the Gaya Ceramic Art Centre in Bali in 2012 and six weeks in Fuping , China, with a group of 17 other Indian ceramic artists to set up the Museum of Indian Ceramics there, in August­ September 2013.

She is currently making wood fired salt glazed work.

Aarti has exhibited her work in India, Japan, Australia, USA and Korea.