Hi, my name is Om Prakash Galav, and in this workshop, I will be showing you how to make a fine Terracotta burnished pot.
I will show you the process of making fine clay, how to throw a pot on the wheel, and how to do burnishing. Then I will show you the process of making and applying Terra sigillata. After that, I will show you how to get different types of colors in smoke reduction firing.
When you buy this workshop, you get:
- Watch my Online Workshop
- The workshop will be around 1 hour long.
- Bonus Q&A
- Join my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
- Lifetime Access to the Replays
- The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
After this workshop, you could be making amazing work like this:
Om Prakash Galav (Ramgarhclaypottery) inherited the art of pottery making from his ancestors as a part of his family business. He is more than Fifteenth generation pottery maker, having grown up playing with clay. Om was taught the basics of pottery making by his father, Shri Fateh Ram Prajapat, a master craftsperson from Ramgarh, Alwar Rajasthan. He was also taught how to make Alwar’s famous Kagzi pottery, paper-thin pottery, which, as the name suggests is characteristically fine and delicate.
The wide range of products Om produces includes Kagzi pottery T-Lights, Lamps with fine cutwork, Highly Burnished Decorative pots traditional and contemporary sculptures, and Miniature Pottery
Om uses both traditional and gas kilns for firing products, with Terraterracotta work fired on 900°C to 1040°C to increase strength and make them long-lasting.
Om has received many awards for his contribution to terracotta Craft, including the International Craft Awards (Master Artisan Male of the Year 2017); Nantong Contemporary Craft Biennale China 2014; UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts 2014; UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts 2012; and the National Award 2010.
He is working with all-natural materials from making to delivery of the items in his Green Enterprise and spreading the message to other people to protect our environment.