Monday, April 26, 2010

Terracotta Art-Kumbham Pottery

I have a special corner in my heart reserved for pottery,terracotta and ceramics.
Today Iam going to let you into the wonderful world of KUMBHAM.

Jinan began his association with the artisans of Kumbham during 1992. Their joint explorations for the revival and sustainability of the potter craft helped the artisans realise their latent creativity and skills, enabled them to create their tools.designs and products.Kumbham Pottery was thus born.Located in Aruvacode, a tiny hamlet near Nilambur in Malapuram District of Kerala, India, Kumbham has attracted some 80 odd potters to affiliate with it to varying degrees, since its beginnings in 1993.

Today, Kumbham can rightfully claim to have facilitated a product range of over 500 designs, including kitchen and household ware; garden furniture and landscaping products and murals and architectural accessories. Terracotta to Kumbham is state of the art material, not the relic of an age past. Be it landscaping or interior decor, some of the best houses, corporate offices, guest houses, hotels, resorts and gardens in the country have relied on Kumbham to give themselves a refreshingly new aesthetic look.
Have a look.

Wall murals..






Some decoratives like mirror,wallmountings,lampshades,garden accessories etc;






They have also branched out into other crafts like Dhokra,Bamboo and paper craft.
Dhokra Art





Image courtesy Kumbham pottery
For more information please visit the site www.kumbham.org

8 comments:

meg said...

splendid work! truly an amazing way to popularise and revive the old art and artists of india.
and of course well spotted, well appreciated and well written by you!

Swapna said...

Hi, I just found your blog.. Love it...

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Sapna Anu B.George said...

Great to see Jinan and his work going to place and publicity ,Good to meet you greet you and read you here

Pottery Figurines said...

These pieces are out of this world! Especially the wall mural! I know what you mean by having a love for terra cota. There's something so nice about it. Simple yet full of substance.

viji said...

Oh!
Really very nice.
I am a art lover and loved these things. Thanks for sharing.
viji

Suman said...

To contact Kumbham Pottery please write to claymurals@gmail.com

Monnaie said...

Lovable Decorations!

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