Pottery & Terracotta of Karnataka

In south India terracotta pottery has maintained its traditional as well as commercial value. Food cooked in the pottery is considered good for health. Red clay is commonly used in designing images of gods and goddesses, animal shapes and flower pots. Artists also make roof tiles which are cylindrical in shape and later divided into half. These tiles are cooler and don?t attract much of sunlight or heat.

All these items are made on the potter?s wheel which is made up of mud and sequence of flat mallets for beating vessels.