Blue Pottery is widely recognized as a traditional craft of Jaipur, though it is Turko-Persian in origin.The name ‘blue pottery’ comes from the eye-catching blue dye used to color the pottery.
Jaipur blue pottery, made out of Egyptian paste, is glazed and low-fired. No clay is used: the ‘dough’ for the pottery is prepared by mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), borax, gum and water. Another source cites Katira Gond powder (a gum), and saaji (soda bicarbonate) as ingredients.
Some of this pottery is semi-transparent and mostly decorated with animal and bird motifs. Being fired at very low temperature makes them fragile. The range of items is primarily decorative, such as ashtrays, vases, coasters, small bowls and boxes for trinkets.