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Capturing the magic of clay, kiln and pottery

This place in West Delhi is home to over 700 potters families

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Archit kumar Srivastava | July 4, 2016 | New Delhi


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An earthen pot in making on a potter`s wheel
An earthen pot in making on a potter`s wheel

Kumhar Colony in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi is home to over 700 potter families. The settlement started around1970s. Most of these potters are from Rajasthan and Haryana, who made their way to Delhi from Alwar. The settlement seems like village cut off from the world. One can see potters shaping earthen bowls and pots in lanes of this locality.  Crafting of objects like clay pitchers, cooking pots and small oil lamps continues throughout the day. Some potters turned artisans also prepare designer pots and planters. However, the prices they set for their creations are surprisingly very low for a day’s hard work.

Here’s how they mould the clay into beautiful art pieces:





























































 

Archit is an intern with Governance Now

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