Hi! I am a brass ware artisan/manufacturer. I was born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. I make brass ware like bowls, boxes, diyas, incense sticks holders, pooja bells, etc.
Brass Ware Making Skills
I learned the craft of “Art Brass Ware” from my guru “Shri Amar Singh Ji.” He was the winner of the National Award, which was given to him by the then President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. I learned from him for 12 years. He taught me the technique of “Naqqashi.” I also participated in a training program organized by DCH from 1970 to 1973. Because of this training, my skills improved.
Brass Ware Making Process
Firstly, the brass slabs are procured locally. They are then molded into the required object. Molding is done in parts and then the parts are joined together by the process of welding. Then the surface of the object is made smooth using a grinder. Then the design for engraving is prepared on paper. Once the design is finalized, it is drawn on the object with a pencil. To create very precise designs, great perfection is required. Now the process of engraving is done using simple tools. Then the enamel work is done according to the required colors. Enamel colors of gold and silver are also used. Finally, polishing is done, and the desired product is obtained.
These products are unbreakable and long-lasting. Brass products symbolize prosperity in one’s home and offices. In addition, brass products also have a resale value.
I specialize in making utility products like bowls, coasters, plates, etc.
I have 45 years of experience in this field.
Participation in Exhibitions
I have exhibited my products in India and abroad in exhibitions organized by DCH.
I exhibited my brass products at Surajkund International Crafts Fair (Faridabad), India International Trade Fair (New Delhi), Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad (Bengaluru), Gandhi Crafts Bazaar (Chennai), Taj Mahotsav (Agra), Lucknow Mahotsav (Lucknow), etc.
I also went to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to attend International Trade Fair for 4 days and have also attended Tendence International Trade Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
I was awarded the State Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in the year 1998 and in 2008 I received the National Merit Certificate for Excellence in Brass Engraving.
Training Programmes Conducted
I have trained 60-70 students in various training programs conducted by Zila Gram Udyog and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts).
Brass engraving art is getting extinct day by day, so I want the youth of our country to come forward and contribute to promoting Indian handicrafts. I plan to train more and more students in this art.
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