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Terracotta or clay craft is a clay based unglazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous and red in color. It is a symbol of man’s first attempt at craftsmanship, just like invention of potter’s wheel to use power of motion for productive purpose.
The art of pottery making dates back to the Indus valley civilization. Evidence of pottery has been found in early settlements of Mehrgarh. Various terracotta figurines depicted animals like cows..

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TERRACOTTA : CDO's MESSAGE Message >CDO's Message


Cheif Development Officer
Gorakhpur


www.terracottagorakhpur.org , website is a very good platform for promoting the artisans & Indian Handicraft. Artisans in a number of regions in various states practice the craft of black pottery, including Aurangabad in Uttar Pradesh.

The making of earthen idols at this place has become the part & parcel of the livelihood of the villagers. Here we find that the soil at this part of the country is most suitable for this business.

With combined effort of the Government & various local agencies the business of the terracotta goods can rise from dust to crowns. The demand of Terracotta goods is increasing day by day in International market.

I personally witnessed hype in demand of such goods in recent years & hope the same for the future.

I personally witnessed hype in demand of such goods in recent years & hope the same for the future.

We worked with craftsmen as a team to make their product global.

Our wishes to all the craftsmen that, this website will help them to market their products globally.