JWB Celebrates Janmashtami By Breaking…Err…Making Pottery
- IWB Post
- September 5, 2015
We, the people at JWB, eagerly wait for weekends. Not because we get a day off, but because we get the most interesting day of the week… the day when all of us indulge in a unique and fun activity TOGETHER.
Lord Krishna was a playful maakhan-chor. So much so, that a custom known as Dahi Handi is followed every year on his birthday in his reminiscence. People form a human pyramid to break an earthen pot full of butter which is placed at quite an altitude.
Now we are not as talented and daring as these fellas, but we surely have creativity-magnets buried in our systems. So, instead of breaking a matki, we Govindas decided to make one (ummm… many, actually).
Hence there were we, Lavanya (blogger-in-chief), Priyanka (‘the girl with the red bag’), Pallav (the shutterbug) and I (Priya), standing at the entrance of Arch Academy of Design, all set and excited to master the art of pottery-making.
Arch Academy offers exclusive craft courses, one among which is clay-craft. Shreya, one of the members of the Arch team, led us to the wing devoted to this purpose.
She introduced us to Ramesh Chandra Prajapati, the dexterous craftsperson who teaches clay craft, and just as he turned to meet us, we got a glimpse of the awesome clay paintings he was working on. ‘Wow!’ escaped almost instantaneously from our mouths.
This must have happened for the first time, I guess, that all of us were keen on getting our hands dirty, for all the right reasons, that is. And watching the pottery machines increased our excitement manifold!
He showed us a demo by creating a perfect earthen pot effortlessly within seconds!
And we made sure to broadcast the art as our Snapchat story.
Finally, was my turn on the wheel. And my performance was… disastrous. But yet I had the audacity to tell my colleagues, “Jalo mat, muqabla karo!”
Come on! It takes a special kind of talent to be this bad at something!
But, Lavanya took my challenge seriously. She created an even more disastrous piece than mine. And I refer to her piece as disastrous because one look at it and you’ll be reminded of a tornado. Literally.
If you wish to enroll yourself for pottery-making or want to explore more such creative courses, visit Arch Academy’s website. Anddd if you wish to become the reason behind our ‘Happy Weekends’ and want to teach us something, invite our team by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture Courtesy: Pallav Bhargava