A Potter’s Tale

Ramu Velar

The first title in our ‘Makers’ series, this book unfolds as a life narrative—as Ramu Velar tells us how he views his craft, vocation and life. Just as his fingers deftly mould a lump of clay to create sturdy pots and beautifully carved bowls, his memory creates sharp as well as dreamy vignettes—of his journey from a village potter to a resident craftsman in a museum. Richly textured photographs and evocative illustrations bring alive the world of an unusual and introspective artisan.



Read a blog post by V. Geetha – How A Potter’s Tale Took Shape – to delve into the story of this book’s origin and find an exclusive excerpt.

$ 26.95

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Weight 550.0 g
Dimensions 240 × 170 × 15 mm



Offset printed


120 gsm, ITC uncoated paper





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V. Geetha

A writer, translator, social historian and activist, V. Geetha is a freelance editor and a leading intellectual from Tamil Nadu, India. She has been active in the Indian women’s movement since 1988, organizing workshops and conferences. Geetha has written widely, both in Tamil and English, on gender, popular culture, caste, and politics. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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Ragini Siruguri

Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from south India. Her practice lies at the intersection of graphic design, photography, books and writing, especially in the Indian cultural context. She experiments with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


Emanuele Scanziani

Emanuele Scanziani, originally from Italy, is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Fouesnant, France. He started working at a very young age illustrating children’s books, cartoon strips and more. Emanuele has explored various art forms and mediums, and worked on several books and publications over the course of his career. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.


Sanjana Vamadevan

Sanjana Vamadevan is a visual communication designer from Chennai. She studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Illustrating, experimenting with analog printing techniques and hand lettering are some of the things she’s passionate about. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.