Pottery takes us to the age of Harrapan and Mohanjodaro - the first
developed Civilisations of India. Pottery is an art, a way of expressing the
joys and ones imagination, in the forms of colorful pots. Various pots, in
different shapes, colors makes for one of the best ways of decorating the
living rooms or the outer portion of the homes.
Blue Pottery, the famous pottery of Jaipur, makes use of Fullers Earth -
Multani Mitti as the base of any pottery. Its a imported technique, first
used by the Mongols and then transferred to various countries. However the
Indian Concept is a mix of Fullers Earth, Chinese Glazing Technology with
Indian Designs. The main and only color used in Blue Pottery is the Sky Blue
Color with the base as Pure White.
Mostly found in the Pink City of Jaipur, Blue Pottery is famous world over
for its design and longevity.
» Best Quality Found
» Traditional Use
: Pitchers, Serving Dishes, Lampshades,
Earthen Wares, Flower Pots, Vases
» To be Used In
: Showcases, As Gifts
» Where to Shop
: Jaipur, New Delhi,
Crafting of Blue Pottery
The Jaipurs Blue Pottery involves making a paste of the clay. First of
all a semi liquid paste of Fullers Earth is made. Water and blue color
is added to this paste and mixed well so that the color of the fullers
earth comes out to be blue. Persian Blue Dye is used to color the clay.
The Pots are shaped on a special machine used for making the various
designs of Pottery. Once the Pottery is made it is heated at high
temperatures to make it unbreakable and un - crackable.
Once the pottery has been made colors like green and blue are added to
it, to make it more beautiful. These days blue pottery also comes in
colors like green and yellow, but if you are naive, then go for only
blue color. Some of the Blue Pottery is even transparent and designed
with Birds and Animals. There are blue motifs and floral carvings on
blue pottery range. Apart from this the blue pottery may be broadly
categorized into figurines of divinities, ceremonial pottery and votive
offerings. Though the Indian Blue Pottery has quite a resemblance to
Netherlands Delfware in its looks; still the procedure and design of
Indian Pottery is completely different.
The beginning price of blue pottery is Rs 300/ - and it can go as high
as Rs 10,000/-.
- Jaipur is famous for Blue Pottery. So if you are
in Jaipur, take a pick from here. In Jaipur its cost effective as
well as the range is wide.
- You will find the best pieces of Blue Pottery
either around the local market of Hawa Mahal or City Palace of
Jaipur. Otherwise its all over Jaipurs Local Markets.
- If you purchasing it from outside Jaipur, then
there is going to be a price difference. Outside Jaipur, the blue
pottery is going to be priced high.
- There are many uses of Blue Pottery. You can use
it to decorate your home, your office or your garden.
- If you are transferring Blue Pottery from one
place to other place in India or are exporting it to your own
country, then buy it from a showroom. They take the responsibility
to send it to your home.
- Ask the local guide for the current price of the