Jaipur Blue Pottery

Widely practiced in Jaipur, Blue pottery derives its name from the eye-catching cobalt blue dye used to colour it. This labour intensive craft involves artisans using raw materials like quartz powder, Multani Mitti, kaanch (scrap glass), Katria Gond (edible gum), and Saaji (Soda Bicarbonate) and flour combined with water to knead the dough for casting. Once shaped and dried, the object undergoes several stages of finishing ensuring uniform thickness. This smoothening process is later followed by an extensive colour making, painting and glazing process to achieve the desired design and surface finish. Ultimately, fired in a closed kiln this skilfully crafted design object is a celebration of fine artisanship.