Molela village, located near the religious town of Nathdwara, is 50 kilometers away from Udaipur. Also known as the 'potters village', this place has a settlement of a few thousand people out of which, there are about 40 families from the Kumhar caste producing terracotta sculptures. The inherent charm of these plaques attracts buyers from far off places but the demand for these plaques tends to be seasonal. New vessels and votive murtis are needed at festival and harvest times. These are mostly bought by the Bhil, Gujjar and Gajirat communities who arrive here accompanied by their priests in order to buy new votive images of their deities. The craftspeople turn to agriculture to sustain themselves in the lean months.
The village also boasts of 'Mohan Terracotta Art Research & Development Centre' that offers great learning environment for students. It was founded by Mohanlal Chaturbhuj Kumar, one of the pioneers and most awarded practitioners of Molela clay craft.