The Valley is house to a number of handicrafts and complicated paintings, amongst which is the artwork of pottery. However this age-old occupation has been on the point of extinction recently, with the arrival of contemporary kitchenware changing the earthenware.
However Saima Shafi, a civil engineer within the PWD of Jammu & Kashmir, is trying to convey pottery again to life and make it an integral a part of Kashmiri kitchens once more. For this, she has been christened Kral Koor, which suggests potter woman.
The 32-year-old was impressed to take up the artwork throughout a household journey in 2009 to a village in Chandigarh, identified for its pottery. Fascinated by the craft, she headed all the best way to southern India, Bengaluru to be exact, to be taught the ropes of pottery.
“I’ve been an artist since my childhood, and was at all times inclined in direction of pottery and issues made from clay. So I made a decision to be taught the artwork,” says Saima.
Saima’s journey with pottery additionally helped preserve her melancholy at bay, she says. “That’s the place I made a decision to retailer my melancholy,” she says.
After finishing a crash course, she went again to the Valley to begin a pottery studio in 2019. That is the primary amongst such fashionable pottery studios in Kashmir.
Saima now aspires to arrange her personal institute and information the potter neighborhood of Kashmir.
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