Longpi Pottery Workshop by Master Artisan Wungshungmi Shangrei

Longpi Pottery Workshop by Master Artisan Wungshungmi Shangrei

December 8 | 4PM
Space 118 Studios
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Traditionally known as Longpi Ham, Longpi Pottery finds its origin from the Thangkul Naga tribes of the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India.

A major ingredient of this black ware pottery is the hard serpentine rock which is mixed with a few other ingredients including clay to mould into pots, traditionally used for cooking. All the pottery is moulded by hand; no potter’s wheel is used. This pottery can be used directly on fire and is micro-wave safe.

About Wungshungmi Shangrei

Wungshungmi Shangrei (43) will conduct the workshop. He belongs to the Tangkhul Naga tribe of the village of Longpi (or Loree) in Manipur.

WungShungmi himself learnt the craft of Longpi Hamlei from his father at the early age of 17. He first participated in an exhibition held in Silchar, Assam. Later, in order to avoid breakage/damage of LongPi Pottery items during transportation/handling and also for better marketing opportunities, he shifted his base from Manipur to Delhi 11 years ago. He associated himself with TRIFED - The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited , who was supplying Longpii Stone Pottery items like bowls, cooking vessels, traditional utility items etc. for sale through Tribes India Outlet in New Delhi. Besides, supplying items to TRIFED, the artisan has started selling pottery items of his own to customers by participating in exhibitions in major cities of our country since the last few years. He participated in Kalagram Chandigarh National Craft Mela 2016 - organized by North Zone Cultural Center, Government of India, Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar at Dilli Haat etc.

What will be taught

The workshop will start with a brief introduction about pottery (history, present and future), the materials being used and their significance and benefits. Each participant will be provided raw materials required for making one small cup and one cup (demonstrated by the artist) to do cane piping on-spot. Each participant will be given a small cup separately as well for the workshop to do cane piping on its handle. The participants can take these cups back with them.

What you need to get

A sturdy bag to take your cups back!

Who should attend

Open to all from the age of 15 to 50.

About the Venue

Since 2010, Space118 provides five studios on a short-term basis (1-2 months) to artists as part of its commitment to supporting emerging art practitioners.



Space 118 Studios

Sapce 118, 118 Wadibunder road, Near St.Mary's and Falzani School, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400010

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