The ceramic crockery are the most eyed crockery in any event. Making you want to click the picture of the crockery apart from the food that is served. Who thought that these mesmerizing crockery come from one of those occasional small towns that are on the dust-laden highway passing through a lush green field, located about 200 km away from the capital. It is Khurja of the Bulandshahar district in Uttar Pradesh, – “The Potter’s town”.
Folkstorys who comes with the guarantee of providing the elegant range of ceramic crockery fetches all its items from Khurja and has worked closely with artisans. By digging more into the facts and procedure, we came across wonderful charm which these glazed pottery have something worthy to share.
The Ceramic City- Khurja and its pottery have peculiar characteristics about their crockery. Its complex procedure of making it, which involves- mud modeling, Churning of specially prepared clay, followed by molding, and lastly firing in a gas kiln at 1200 degrees C for over half a day. After which some special chemical elements and hand paintings are added to enhance its looks. Also, when they say chemicals, they make sure that the crockery are lead-free. Of course, such pottery demands the use of expert hands and fingers moving deftly to craft it in the desired shape, sometimes leaving a thumb impression on the potteries.
But that is its beauty! These thumb impressions are said to be the most defined beauty of these freshly pot-roasted glistening ceramic, fitting all the more in the trendy serve ware.
Over the years, along with adding exotic floral patterns and soothing shades of brown and blue, the artisans have widened the array of colors by including some warm colors. With the hope to create variety but have yet managed to preserve the individuality of the art, handcrafting to perfection with utmost care and precision.
There are about 400 Khurja pottery factories in the town that have employed about 15,000 artisans as official and another 25,000 as unofficial employees. Folkstorys has successfully managed to work closely with the best 40+ artisans to bring the fine harmonious khurja pottery, which is very pleasing to the eye.
Also, Folkstorys living to the promise of engaging the best technique products, we have also entertained the freshest technique of using a thick slip by potters. Usually, these thick slips are used to raise some motifs in relief, creating a three-dimensional visual feast, which gives it a more elegant and ancient charm.
Fueled by growing demand in the market, the Indian ceramic industry is looking to double its turnover by 2021. Frenzied activity to meet the rising demand is visible on the ground as well. And Folkstorys being the platform to serve the most luxurious collection of Crockery, Ceramic being on the top of the list, is sure to make a mint over this.