What looks like cutlery but is actually pottery? Pottery, of course. If you buy it from here, that is.
Lepakshi, the handicrafts showroom at RTC X Roads, is organising an exhibition of Khurja Pottery, from 24th November to 3rd December. The exhibition has on display various daily use items like cups and saucers, mugs in twisted shapes, terracotta-colored tea sets, dinner sets, soup bowls, jugs, classes mugs, kettles, decorative table tops, ash trays, napkin holders, flower pots, pen stands, paper weights, and pickle and cookie containers, in eye-catching modern-artish colors and patterns. The rates too are reasonable, considering the artwork, design and the subsequent hardwork that goes into making these pottery items.
Khurja is 100km from Delhi, in Uttar Pradesh. It is a center famous for its pottery tradition. The potter of this area has evolved a style of his own. This pottery is relatively new in comparision with other trends. The potter mixes the powders of felspar and quartz rocks to the clay, which gives a ceramic finish. Then a coat of fine harmonious blends of colors makes the pottery pleasing to the eye.
The potter of Khurja excels in the use of warm autumnal colours like orange, brown and a special light red. The floral designs in sky–blue are worked against a white background that makes the work attractive. Khurja pottery is famous all over the country, and is now finding a ready market aboard too.
Please contact Lepakhi at 2766-8178/2762-0115 for further details.