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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

Udai Lal Kuhmar

Born: 1949, India, Rajasthan, Molela   Died: 2007, India, Rajasthan, Udaipur

Ceramicist. Kuhmar belonged to the tradition of terracotta icon-makers of Molela who specialise in reliefs depicting deities of the Hindu faith. Fifteen generations of his family have worked in the tradition. Two clays are used, mixed with donkey dung to prevent cracking. The pieces are fired and then coated in white and then decorated using earth colours. After painting the icons are finished with zila for shine and metallic paper strips.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Large relief panel with figures] C1421 Ceramics

[Relief panel with figures] C1422 Ceramics