Molela Terracotta Artist: Mukesh Prajapat

Born in the year 1990, Mukesh Prajapat is a young talented Molela terracotta artist. He has inherited the skill of turning clay into diversified forms from his father and since then has been practicing the art form from an early age of 12. Mukesh specialises in creating terracotta tiles around the themes of Krishna’s life and epitome. He is skilled in technique based work. Apart from creating mythological and contemporary subjects Mukesh also moulds clay into beautiful traditional deities, which is regarded as the most celebrated and original subject of the Molela potters. The traditional plaques which Mukesh creates are on the subject of Devnarayan, Kala Gora, Keradevi, Sadumata etc. He is also skilled in painting the baked terracotta plaque and thus personifying the deities in its true value. A talented and skilled potter, Mukesh has participated in a number of events and workshops in India as well as abroad. He has setup a studio in his village Molela under the name “Bhairav Terracotta Art Centre“, which can cater to 30 participants in learning  the art form. His work has also travelled abroad and are pride possession of some renowned personal collectors, institutions and hotels.

Mukesh has received various awards among which are the Excellence Award in Society for International Language, 2007-2010, DIC Terracotta Award, 2009, Wager-Mewar Prajapati Society Award, Udiapur 2009.

Dev Sangrah           Dhola Maru


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Devanarayan    installation

Krishna Leela 1   Krishna Leela 2

Krishna Leela 3   Krishna Leela 4

Krishna Leela 5   Krishna Leela 6

Krishna Leela 7   Krishna Leela 8

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Krishna Leela 10   Krishna Leela 11

Mukesh in his studio   Panchodevi and Lord Ganesh

2 thoughts on “Molela Terracotta Artist: Mukesh Prajapat

  • May 5, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I prond of my village art……….

  • July 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Thank you Abhijna museum for connecting me with Mr Mukesh. I ordered 12 pieces of Terracotta plaques and what came in was a total surprise. Mukesh was very considerate to pack 1 extra tile least something gets damaged during the transport and also packed a small container of adhesive to fix any damage which I considered very thoughtful. All the pieces were intact with small damage here and there which could be fixed easily at home. When I saw the tiles in real they were nothing like what I saw in the pictures. They were far too beautiful and each piece is gorgeous. I bought 11 from the village life theme and 1 depicting Yashodha looking at little Krishna drinking milk from the cow. They all are extremely beautiful and forget about what others will feel looking at them, I myself is too amazed at the craftsmanship and every time I pass my wall they make me stop and look at them and feel proud and happy :)….Great work Mukesh and Abhijna Museum !!!!

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