Experiences - Pottery Making (Traditional)

Located 13kms from Palampur town, Andretta Pottery is run by Mansimran "Mini" Singh, son of famous potter Gurcharan Singh. Andretta Pottery and Craft Society got started in 1983. It is nestled between the old Shuahk hills and the towering range of the Dhauladhar Himalaya.

Till the early 1980's, there were still 120 out of nearly 270 potter families still existing in this area. Mansimran and Mary Singh were anxious to get them interested in pottery to suit modern day demands in an effort to stop the youngsters from leaving to look for jobs elsewhere.

A visit to Andretta Pottery and Craft Society could be arranged as a guest of JJH. The Andretta Pottery and Craft Society, is a working art pottery making attractive earthenware with rangoli style slip designs. Also attached to the pottery is the Terracotta Museum. The main collection in this museum is the work of local village potters from the regions. But there is also sample pottery from around the globe including several pieces from Mexico, England and Holland.

JJH would make appropriate arrangements to make your pottery making experience memorable.