Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Colors...

Somewhere in one hidden part of Fraser Town is an ordinary place, by the side of the railway track called Pottery Town. Town is too big a word for it, as all it comprises of is a street that is home to around 35 potter families, who have been dabbling with their masterful hands for over 30 years now. This weekend, on a cloudy Sunday morning, I was there with the hope to get some nice shots and interact with the artisans. But, it was my bad luck that there was not much action in this island of creativity because Ganesh Puja is coming soon and all the craftsmen were busy for the regular Puja business. In a nutshell it was a dull day both in terms of the weather and the activity on the shop floor.

Still I managed to take some shots and got a confirmation from the artisans that I can visit them after about a month from now, when there would be lot of action. Action in form of the mixing clay, using the potter's wheel, mixing colors for the painting, baking the products in the kiln, etc. All these have to be done before 10A.M. by when the sun becomes harsh, as it has its own negative effects on the final end result.

I am waiting for that. Till then, if you like these pics, feel free to comment on areas I need to improve.



United Colors


No Evil Spirits



Red is the Color


Even it rains for Ganesha

Craftful hands

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At 2:57 PM, Blogger yettofindaname said...

Lovely pics! Wonder if the credit goes to you or the DSLR or the lovely colors ;P. Great job!

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Sunitha said...

Fabulous pictures.. Liked the 4th one (lots of diyas in the basket) and the hand covered with clay the most.. :)

At 9:37 PM, Blogger footloose said...

Awesome pics...but isnt that bouquet a little out of place...

At 3:09 PM, Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Terrific pictures!


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