in a small obsecure gali of Bhadreswar lies this workshop run by a family for over five generations. Unlike Kolkata Kumortuli which sees a lot of tourist interest, the buzzing of a thousand cameras and so much media attention, hardly anyone knows about this place. One chance encounter on a monsoon day made us appreciate the sheer artistry and talent that this simple people have.
The "mati" used for the hands and the toes has to be hand sieved to remove lumps while the clay used for the face of the goddess and her family is sieved through a cloth to give it a smooth chocolatey texture. There are different mounds of clay used to prepare different body parts of the idol.