During the 1920s, Irish theatre artist and environmentalist North Richard moved to the village of Andretta in Kangra Valley's Palampur district in Himachal Pradesh. It is a hub for artistic activity, which attracted renowned artists, theatre practitioners, painters, and potters over the years. Famous potter Gurcharan Singh and famed theatre and film personality Prithvi Raj Kapoor, legendary painter Sobha Singh, celebrated painter and sculptor B. C Sanyal are a few among eminent artists who visited this hub. Sadar Gurcharan Singh's little summer pottery has evolved into the thriving Andretta Pottery and Craft Society started by Sadar's son Mini. Andretta Pottery and Craft Society was established in 1986. A museum of cultural heritage has a collection of Himachal village pottery.
The Andretta Pottery is run by Mansimran "Mini" Singh, son of famous legendary potter Gurcharan Singh. The founder of Delhi Blue Art Pottery, Gurcharan Singh was responsible for introducing Studio art pottery into India. It is situated between the old Shuahk hills and the high range of the Dholadhar Himalaya. As well as being a production studio and making attractively designed earthen slipware, it also provides three months courses for aspiring potters. In Andretta Pottery, their major production is tableware utility, which consists of Cups, Bowls, and Plates. It's all made up of natural terracotta, and the glazes used here are food-friendly glazes.
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