In a little shop on the Velachery main road, you will find a whole new world of handmade earthen crockery. Mayan Arts and Potteries not only sells their creations, but they highly promote earthenware over the metal vessels we use in todays’ age. They have been able to replicate most vessels in clay including idli makers, which they sell for INR 800.
According to Mayan Arts and Potteries, earthen cookware is the most primal method of cooking for humans and food cooked in it is often more nutritious than that cooked in a metal vessel. They say that heat is equally distributed in a clay pot and ensures that the food is cooked entirely without much of the moisture escaping. Here you will find all sorts of vessels including frying pans for INR 270, clay casseroles between INR 180 and INR 220, tea pots for INR 180 and water dispensers for INR 600.
Apart from crockery, you’ll find sculptures of gods like Ganesha, Radha and Krishna and Bhrama too. Mayan Arts And Potteries even does beautiful clay murals on surfaces like walls or the floor. Their many customers have praised them for their professional behaviour and skilled work.