Earth is being respected from time immemorial. As mud is derived from land which proved to be perfect offering during workship for potters of Chandra Nagar. It is also bio-degradable, malleable and durable. They are daily use figures being crafted. They are terracotta sculptures being taking shape. They are also painted with colours and different shapes of mud.
- They are decorative objects being made of terracotta. During festivals like Sankranti, maliya horses are made.
- Item of utility are being made- pots, utensils, lamps etc are made
- Sculptures are made on demand and design.
- Piggy banks and toys are made these days.
- There are different surreal forms which attract tourists.
- Potter is flooded with work during festivals. There is boliki festival which falls on Makar Sankranti.
- Each son is given a box which is kept for him and sweet ritual to bless with good fortune to come next year.
- Diving Diwali, craftsman make divas or lamps in various shapes like tortoises, elephants etc.
- Tribal population give terracota on their shrines.
- These are in different shapes like elephants, horses, tortoises, birds like peacocks, birds.
- They are made in different heights.
- Design is inspired from flora and fauna.
- Products have different patterns which are stamped using easily available item like combs, shells and pins etc.
- Bodies are made of an assembly of wheel turned cores and hand moulded additions.
- Being traditional craft, newer design is being incorporated.
- It lasted about 35 years back.
- Craftsmen are able to cater to local markets and occasional tourists.
- Lack of marketing and exposure is required for craft to slowly die soon.
- Lack of good economic conditions and competition from mass production in moulds have deeply affected craft.