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Jammu and Kashmir’s 26-Year-Old Graduate Mohammad Umar Kumar Revives Dying Art Of Glazed Pottery

The 26-year-old, who used to work with his father in his pottery shop has said that the pottter’s wheel including glazed clay rice bowls, flower pots, jugs, floor tiles are in high demand in the market.

The glazed pots which you are seeing on your screens are not imported from America but are indigenously produced in Jammu and Kashmir.

After graduating from the Nishat district of Srinagar, a 26-year-old graduate is helping to revive a dying art of handmade glazed pottery in the Kashmir valley.

Giving boost to PM Modi’s vocal for local initiative, Mohammad Umar Kumar discovered that an age-old art in the Kashmir valley that was popular during 1980 is now dying. Now he decided to learn and revive it.

Kumar not just revived the art but he added modifications to withstand today’s competition in the market.

The 26-year-old, who used to work with his father in his pottery shop has said that the pottter’s wheel including glazed clay rice bowls, flower pots, jugs, floor tiles are in high demand in the market.

Kumar is presently experimenting with blue-glazed clay pots, which he believes is an item of choice among customers who throng the shop at Hazratbal in Srinagar.