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,
Terracotta work of Gorakhpur is a unique and brilliant Craftsmanship at display. I have personally seen and visited the villages & interacted with the craftsmen. They deserve support & handholding by the Government department to spread the information of the beautiful products of the rare art form.
The website is a small step to popularize and promote the unique Terracotta work of Gorakhpur in India & abroad. Our Hon’ble Commissioner Sh. K Ravindra Naik is really endowed with virtues & quality of accuracy in doing such work, practical sense of duty & undaunted spirit.
The Chief Development Officer and Project Director deserve accolades for supporting the cause and they are the pillars with their support this great work is made possible. It will promote Indian Handicrafts all over the world. My Best wishes to all the individual Craftsmen & the team of District Administration.
Nice work done.