About The Craft
Black Stone Pottery of Manipur is made from a mixed paste of ground black serpentine stone and special brown clay. The pots are manually shaped, polished and sun-dried. Potters collect the products and heat them in a bonfire which takes a total of six days to be completed. Black Stone Pottery is crafted without a potter's wheel. The potters deftly mould an amazing range of earthenware in various shapes and sizes. The baked pots acquire a black colour and look almost like metal.
About The Artist
Shri Machihan Sasa is a pioneer among the makers of Black Stone Pottery. Under his guidance, more than 300 individuals in his Nungbi village of Manipur have made a livelihood by learning & pursuing this craft. On 22nd December, 2004, he received Special Award from the Governor of Manipur and also from the Deputy Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) on 28th February, 2008. Machihan Sasa ji received the prestigious Shilp Guru Award in the year 2010.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
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