Apr 29, 2012


Here is my decorated pot...

This is originally a dull mud pot...

which is-may be -used to store

 water in olden days...

But,in days  of packaged mineral water 

and refrigerated ice cold water,

the cool water stored in mud pots 

holds no charm today...

But ,these quaint shaped mud pots 

have found a better ,aesthetic use nowadays...

I just picked up this mud pot 

from a roadside potter...

I patiently sandpapered it...

then gave it a coat of primer 

and then a shiny coat of black enamel paint.

I let it dry well for a few days...

Then I made a dough of 

ceramic powder and glue...

(somethig with a consistency of chappati dough)

and shaped leaves and flowers with this dough

and stuck it on the pot.

Again I let it dry up naturally 

in my shady balcony for a few days...

Now the ceramic work was ready for painting...

I coloured it with acrylic colors

and gave it a shiny coat of varnish...

Now ,it is a perfect corner piece,indeed!


  1. ஒரு சாதாரண மண் பானையை பொன் பானையாக மாற்றும் அபூர்வக் கலைஞர் அல்லவா தாங்கள்.

    பாராட்டுக்கள், வாழ்த்துகள்.

    பானை சூப்பரோ சூப்பர் ! ;)))))

  2. மிகவும் அருமையாக உள்ளது உஷா அக்கா.

  3. Thanx for the kind comments,Sir...:-)

  4. Thanx for the nce comments,
    and Viji Pqarthiben
    Sorry...not able to thank individually...

  5. What a beautiful pot! I saw your interview and some pictures of your work over on Jewels of Sayuri and had to come and see more!
    I'm now following your blog and looking forward to reading more!

    Thanks for taking part in Creating Success around the World!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Your pot is glittering in the makeover that you have given it !!