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LONGPI POTTERY WORKSHOP BY MASTER ARTISAN WUNGSHUNGMI SHANGREI

We are conducting a Longpi Pottery Workshop by Master Artisan Wungshungmi Shangrie, on Friday, 8th December 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Space 118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Opp. Copper Castle bldg., Near St. Mary’s School, Mazagaon, Mumbai-400010. For directions kindly see our website – http://www.space118.com/contact/

ABOUT LONGPI POTTERY
Traditionally known as Longpi Ham, Longpi Pottery finds its origin from the Thangkul Naga tribes of the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. A major ingredient of this black ware pottery is hard serpentine rock which is mixed with a few other ingredients including clay to mold into pots, traditionally used for cooking. All the pottery is molded by hand; no potter’s wheel is used. This pottery can be used directly on fire and is micro-wave safe.

ABOUT WUNGSHUNGMI SHANGREI
Wungshungmi Shangrei (43 yrs) who will conduct the workshop belongs to the Tangkhul Naga tribe of the village of Longpi (or Loree) in Manipur. WungShungmi himself learnt the craft of Longpi Hamlei from his father at the early age of 17. He first participated in an exhibition held in Silchar, Assam. Later in order to avoid breakage/damage of LongPi Pottery items during transportation/handling and also for better marketing opportunities, he shifted his base from Manipur to Delhi 11 years ago. He associated himself with TRIFED – The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited , who was supplying Longpii Stone Pottery items like bowls, cooking vessels, traditional utility items etc. for sale through Tribes India Outlet in New Delhi. Besides, supplying items to TRIFED, the artisan has started selling pottery items of his own to customers by participating in exhibitions in major cities of our country since the last few years. He participated in Kalagram Chandigarh National Craft Mela 2016 – organized by North Zone Cultural Center, Government of India, Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar at Dilli Haat etc.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT
The workshop will start with a brief introduction about pottery (history, present and future), the materials being used and their significance and benefits. Each participant will be provided raw materials required for making one small cup and one cup (demonstrated by the artist) to do cane piping on-spot. Each participant will be given a small cup separately as well for the workshop to do cane piping on its handle. The participants can take these cups back with them.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY
The fees for this workshop are Rs.2400/- inclusive of GST and all the materials.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET
A sturdy bag to take your cups back!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Open to all from the age 15 -50.
Tea and light refreshments will be served.
Since we have limited seats we will confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for this workshop by 5th December, 2017.

For registration information please call – 9820098755 or email -space118studios@gmail.com