Potters Quarter at Kumartuli, Kolkata.

CHAPTER : VI

Potters Quarter at Kumortuli: The men who built the city of Rome.

If you are visiting Kolkata first time or you stay in Kolkata and appreciate art, one of the best places to visit is Kumortuli. Small lanes they go in circle all over the place. It’s dark, mysterious and always full of surprises.  My thirst for photography makes me curious often about it and I usually stop by every year near “Durga Puja” when they are making the “Pratimas (Clay Models)” for the occasion. You will always notice rush over there as people are coming over from various places to buy sculptures or just to perceive what’s going on.

It’s a two year project you are about to see in this editorial. I was mesmerized by the fact that the amount of thirst for Art is in people over there. Feels like a vast exhibition going on all over the place. Everyone is fighting to create their masterpiece everyday with his or her finest craftsmanship. They are honest about their art and that’s what makes them a great artist.

So Sit back and Enjoy the Show…

Dark  and mysterious.

Dark and mysterious.

Clay Models are waiting to be colored by Artists.

Clay Models are waiting to be colored by Artists.

This is how they turn the clay into life by painting it.

This is how they turn the clay into life by painting it.

Sunil Paul busy with his Portrait

Sunil Paul busy with his Portrait

He invited me in for a cup of tea after I showed him the picture  I took of him. Very amusing person.

He invited me in for a cup of tea after I showed him the picture I took of him. Very amusing person.

Fiber Glass sculptures are  quite popular around here.

Fiber Glass sculptures are quite popular around here.

Thats how huge clay models are built around here.

Thats how huge clay models are built around here.

From beginning to end, you will love the rush.

From beginning to end, you will love the rush.

Durga Pratimas are leaving for the Pandals.

Durga Pratimas are leaving for the Pandals.

Thanks for watching.

Regards,
Sourabh Paul

All rights reserved, Sourabh Paul Photography © 2013.


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