May 18, 2007

Potters Road



On the Chennai- Bangalore road at Palamner, you will be greeted by a multitude of terracota potters.

They line the road on either side and you cannot but feel tempted.

To suit every budget and taste, there are miniatures to mammoth pots , chimes, animals and urns.

Be it functional or decorative , you will find what you want at half the price as in the city.

10 comments:

rads said...

I love terracotta and the variety I see every time I visit. It's too bad can't get them out here - the choices I mean. :(

Hip Grandma said...

I did not know that terracota had a roadside market in the south.i thought it to be a bengali monopoly.good one.can't help feeling tempted.what did anush get from her mom on turning 21 mths?

Alan said...

We have one store in the area that has a multitude of pots sitting outside. We finally stopped once and checked them out. Was quite a rather pricey place, and didn't find much that interested us.

artnavy said...

rads- my SIL would agree with you- she is in Boston

hi hgmom- u know a lot of pottery is done in the South- pondicherry and andhra are pretty good at it- now a days they expreiment with gold/ brass/ black/ silver/ bronze paints- which is not as good as the originalbrick mud colour

hey Alan- u back from the UK trip?
we even store drinking water in terracota pots....it lends a distinct flavour and a cool feel as well

Even the city hi tech shop prices for terracota stuff in India is pretty low

artnavy said...

hhgmom- anush got the pretty white outfit u see on the side bar and yet another book on her 21st

Lavs said...

I first thought that you had taken this photo in Chennai. There is this place near “Valluvar kottam” where such terracotta pieces are on display.

artnavy said...

there is a similar one there lavs and they fleece u and I dislike bargaining

Just like that said...

Hi,

Looks like they've got a variety.

There's a similar place on the Bangalore-Tirupati road too, past Kolar- we bought two knee high horses from there for- yes, less than half the price they quote in B'lore. and they packed it beautifully in straw too.

Krishnapriyacr said...

We take the same (Chittoor) route while driving from Bang to Chennai and you are right!! We once got this huuuuge waist high urn for 500 Rs!! Are you also crazy about the cane shops you find in ranipet (I think thats the name!)?

artnavy said...

justlthat- will look out for that one as well

krishna- yes ranipet and walajapet are famous for their wicker furniture...

the cradles and swing chairs are so well done....

my first set of furniture was from there

now i am into antiques in solid wood....