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Neelmani Devi walks around her pot like a wheel

The Surabhi Foundation for Research and Cultural Exchange

The Surabhi Foundation for Research and Cultural Exchange

Neelmani Devi working on her pottery, by going around the vessel like a wheel, and shaping it! Male dominated traditions have prevented women for centuries from becoming potters in India, since traditionally they are not allowed to spin the potter’s wheel. Neelmani Devi however overcame this traditional taboo in the most original manner by replacing the potter’s wheel, with herself - spinning around the clay constantly, shaping it into a pot with her hands!

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