Studying the Potters Community at Makarba and Fathewadi Villages, Ahmedabad

(I) Introduction

The process of making pots by small manufacturers and associated problems are studied and presented in this report. Observations and understandings of the pot making process, along with people involved are made in field visits to villages (Makarba and Fatehwadi) near Ahmedabad. Analysis of the process and associated problems are mapped. Two of the major problems include injuries during the purification of clay and excessive pollution caused by kiln used for baking the pots. The ideas given by children are reviewed, however the solutions for the problems stated were not taken forward, partially due to the potters did not like them and also they also did not feel if these are any problems for them.


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