Khavda Pottery Workshop



The workshop on this ‘Khavda’ – Terracotta Hand Painted Pottery will be conducted by Master Potters Kumbhar Abdul Ibrahim and Rahima Bhen.

Rs. 950/- per person (pre-registration)

Sunday 22nd Jan 10 AM – 1 PM at Craphtistic Studios, Pimple Saudagar

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PLEASE INDICATE THE WORKSHOP VENUE while booking your workshop seat. Preregistration workshop fees is Rs. 950/- per person (All Materials included) and on spot registration will be Rs. 1250/- per person .

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‘Khavda’ pottery is an art form of Khavda, North Kutch . While the men do all the throwing in terracotta, the women handle all the surface decoration which in this northern Kutch village of Ludia is primarily in the form of painting.

The potter gets mud from a specific acre (A lake) area near village. It is called ‘Rann ka mitti’. To make the mud finer, the artist grinds and sieves it. Then the potters put the mud in water for some time and it becomes soft enough to be given any desired shape. This soft clay is shaped into a pot on a potter’s wheel and left to dry in shade, then Kumbhar women use red, black, and white clay-based paints to decorate each piece of pottery with distinct community-specific designs.

After a while, it is cleaned and put in the sun to dry and then baked in a furnace, powered by simple and locally available fuels of dry wood and cow dung. The vessels are coated with a thin wash of geru (red color). The pots of Khavda get their red colour from Geru, a type of soil (ocher/ umber), and the black and white dots and stripes are also made with natural material. The potter’s wife then uses a frayed bamboo twig to paint motifs in clay-based white colors. Finished pieces lie aside, ready for drying. The terracotta pots of Khavda are distinct from the ones we may see elsewhere, because of their painting and form which is a result of repeated cleaning at every stage of the process of their making. The artist will bring with him natural colours (red, black & white), bamboo brushes also for the workshop participants. The artist will bring some unpainted small plates/bowls/pots for the workshop participants to paint on. Each participant will be provided these materials required for making one small pot (this pot will be kept 1 hr-2 hrs under the Sun for drying and can be painted at participant’s home only) and one pot (done by artist, but not painted) to paint on-spot. So each participant can take back two pots at the end of workshop.

Finally there will be a display cum sale of the artists masterpieces.


Shopaholics 2016


Shopaholics 2016 – Consumer exhibition in Pune

Venue – Swapnashilpa Hall, 234, Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

Time – From 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

 Stall Fee – 1400/-  for half (6’*1.5′ table) and 2800/- for full (6’*3’table)

Included in above cost – Evening snacks and tea
Shop and Learn – We are giving you an opportunity to learn some arts and crafts during this exhibition.
Select and enroll today to learn and take your creations home.
Fees – 350/- (per workshop, total package 2800/- for full day including 7 different workshops)
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Instyle exhibition


We are happy to announce our new event in Pune – Instyle exhibition

Venue – Varsha square, Baner opposite Bhairavi hotel
Date – 6th and 7th of May
Time – 10am to 8 pm
Rent – 1200/- per day ( bookings for both days are compulsory )
Stall size – one and a half ft. by 6 ft.
Facilities provided – one table with cover, two chairs, wall mesh (to hang products), changing room
Last date of booking – 28th April
Booking will be confirmed once the payment is made on the basis of first come first serve .
Bookings once done will not be cancelled .

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Shopaholics 2016 – Shop and Learn

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We are coming up with a 2-day exhibition on the weekend of 28-29th May, 2016 at Deccan Gymkhana.
Book your stalls now!!

Venue – Swapnashilpa Hall, 234, Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

Time – From 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

 Total Stalls available – 60 stalls available

Stall Fee – 1400/-  for half (6’*1.5′ table) and 2800/- for full (6’*3’table)
Included in above cost – Evening snacks and tea
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Flea market & lifestyle exhibitions in Pune


Fashionista Factory Events is a FLEA MARKET & LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION organizer.
Through these fun flea market & lifestyle exhibitions we give exposure to fresh & aspiring talent in the world of fashion, lifestyle and handicrafts. We welcome different varieties of apparels, footwear’s, fashion accessories, gifts, novelties, home decor, handicrafts, homemade products, recycled products, handbags, paintings, etc.
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