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Angad Ceramic plate made by "Mantra"

NAME AND LOCATION OF YOUR UNIT

Mantra, Kottakarai.

BACKGROUND, OR SOME INFO ON YOUR TRAINING, AND WHEN YOU JOINED AUROVILLE

I first came here and met the Mother in 1971. I returned after graduation with the idea of doing something creative and discovered Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, where I apprenticed for three and a half years, after which I moved to Auroville in 1979.

WHEN DID YOUR UNIT START?

Mantra, which is the third unit I am involved in, started in 1995.

 

WHAT WAS THE MAIN INSPIRATION BEHIND STARTING IT?

Mother.

 

Ceramic vase by "Mantra"

SOME MILESTONES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR UNIT?

Every day is a milestone.

SOME DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE OF YOUR PRODUCT.

We make wood-fired high-temp stoneware. With this process we mainly make functional tableware and some tiles. Now we have also started making low temp decorative tiles, and lustre tiles as well. We have incorporated carpentry into our process and make objects such as coasters and mirror frames with the tiles.

THROUGH YOUR ACTIVITY, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SEEK, OR EXPRESS?

Fine and just working conditions and self respect and joy in work for the employees. I see them as partners, and want them to integrate as Aurovilians if they wish, as time goes by. We also like to contribute cash and pots to Auroville.


See also
http://www.auroville-products.com/mantra 

Contact: angad@auroville.org.in 

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See March 2009 interview with Angad on
AVtoday

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