Ever marveled at the intricate, delicately sculpted statues of Greece? How about the clay pottery here, closer to home, at Jaipur? They're often regarded as some of the best in the world and if you're interested, you too could learn to sculpt some amazing clay memorabilia. Head over to Clay Botik, a place in Jaipur where you'll learn the craft of moulding seemingly lumpy chunks of mud into fine works of art.
Why go to Clay Botik?
Though it would take you years to get to a level where you're making things akin to the ones in the forts and palaces of Jaipur, it is a start. In fact, there are workshops of varying lengths here, so even if you're in Jaipur for the weekend, a few hours of sculpting class ought to be a good choice. It will give you some insight into those that actually made the art that has stood the test of time. And who knows, you might develop a fondness for this creativity!
If you're a Jaipurite however, then you have much to look forward to. The longer workshops focus on the more intricate details of clay handicraft. You'll not only be taught how to sculpt these with your bare hands, but also engraving them with whatever design you fancy.
Can I show off my work?
The best part is that the ceramics you make aren't just for show. The plates, mugs and cups that you make here are all fully usable. So in case you make a nice looking water bottle, go ahead and flaunt it at your college or gym, and also do away with plastic bottles.
In case you're looking to earn a buck out of it, that can be arranged for as well. If your craft is up to the mark, it will be displayed on the shelves of Clay Botik and visitors can marvel at your creation, and, if they deem fit, even pay to take it back home.
Blending in the age old arts and crafts of Jaipur and giving us new insights into the world of clay sculpting, Clay Botik is one place that always manages to captivate us.
For more information on their workshops and sessions, head over to this link.