Eco Friendly Molela Terracotta Design Workshop at SPSU
Date : August 22 , 2023
Fostering art, culture, sustainability and the creative acumen the Centre for Innovation in Skills and Social Entrepreneurship (CISSE) and Dept. of Design, Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur organised Molela Terracotta design workshop on August 22, 2023. Prof. (Dr.) Padmakali Banerjee, Honourable President and Vice Chancellor emphasised the university’s commitment to promoting such workshops exemplifying its dedication to holistic education and facilitating learning beyond textbooks, engaging with real-world experiences and enriching the personal and cultural growth of the students. Renowned artisan Mr. Mannalal Kumhar and his team conducted the session wherein the students gained a hands-on experience of crafting beautiful eco-friendly clay articles and ceramic tiles using the unique Molela Terracotta technique. Mitali Thapa, B.Tech CSE student stated that the workshop not only enabled students to learn a traditional craft but also helped them connect with their cultural roots and develop an understanding of the importance of preserving and promoting indigenous art forms. During the workshop, students had the opportunity to learn about the history, cultural importance, and technical aspects of Molela Terracotta. The artisans team guided them at various stages of the craft-making process, from shaping the clay to intricate detailing and finishing touches. Dr. Shibani Banerjee, Director Public Relations and Dr. Shweta Lalwani, Head, School of Management organised the workshop.