A large number of potters migrated from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and
relocated to Delhi, where settlements like Prajapati Colony in Uttamnagar were set up for
them. Some settled in Kumbhar Basti in Hauz Rani and Govindpuri areas.
The black, red and yellow clay these potters work with comes from Rajasthan and Delhi.
The clay is cleaned, sieved and kneaded into a homogenous dough. Artifacts are then
made by throwing or coiling technique; large terracotta wares are made using the coiling
technique. Once the artifacts dry a bit, the surface is burnished with smooth stones, while
some times a mixture of clay and water is applied to give a painted look. Finally all the
wares are baked in a kiln.
Production clusters: Prajapati Colony in Uttamnagar, Govindpuri, Kumbhar Basti in Hauz Rani
Products: Water Pot, Necked Pot, Planter, Cooking Utensil, Platters, Oil lamps, Idols,
Garden Pots, Tiles, Utensils, Pots, Jars, Lampshades.
Tools: Potter's Wheel, Electric Wheel, Turning Tool, Wooden Mallet, Needle, Wooden beater,
Thapi, Die, Comb, Clay peeler, Carving tool, Sponge, Thread