Wat Internet says about the Pottery Town in Bangalore?
There’s not much information on Internet ,all it says is:
Pottery Town is an old Place in Bangalore area where people from decades have been into Pottery making,Clay Mud artifacts of Lord Ganesha are made during vinayaka chathurthi.
Wat Anki Says about the Pottery Town, Bangalore?
A video review of Pottey Town, Bangalore:
Ever wondered how the diyas during the festivals are made.We dont care do we?Today I am introducing you guys to the new world of potters,right here in the middle of the city,a lane known as Pottery Town.
The potters make traditional clay lamps, water pots, cups, flower pots, vases, candle holders and statues of gods.Pots of every size and shape were piled in front of their homes.
I went inside one of them,and asked that do they make it themselves or get it from somewhere else.The lad directed me to another house where pots and vases were made.Since it was raining that day,I couldn't find a single potter at the wheel, they said,that they needed sunlight for it to dry.So I moved into another home,where I could see a potter working on the statue.In the background,I could listen to a sweet Bengali song being played.I asked him "Are you from Bengal",he said yes.and he asked me back are you.I said no,but well I was there for quite some time.So I asked Mr.potter what brought him to Bangalore as there's huge demand of clay during festivals in kolkata itself.He said work and family.Well not getting into much of detail in the conversation,I concentrated on how the statue was being made,and did try my hand at it..though for a few seconds
It was fun,the simplicity of their live is so endearing,that I almost forgot my own lifestyle,urban,busy and complicated.He was in no hurry.Great maybe I should have been a potter.I came out,and clicked some pics. Surprisingly,I found a lady asking me money for the clicks,I have heard pottery town is famous with the photographers.
There are very few places in Bangalore where you can learn the art of clay painting,potter away and paint pottery.The ones I found on internet are Claytopia in Indiranagar,Doodleden in Richmond town,and The Color Factory in Richmond Town.People coming into Claytopia are at liberty to pick up anything that might take their liking and go give vent to creative abandon on a nice piece of clay.Doodleden has a lovely area with pottery area to squish,squash and have a blast.
Disadvantage:Locating pottery town is a task in itself as there are narrow roads which leads to the lane.Better to ask locals
Advantage:Can get a chance to see potters at the wheel ,also can bargain a decent piece of pots and lamps.
Overall I can say,visiting Pottery Town Bangalore was a good experience,do visit it to know how potters work.