One of the main rural industries of Lamdia, a village near Palimpur, north Gujarat, is pottery production. This typical example of a potter’s hut is the model of simplicity. The walls of the rectangular building are stone-built, and rendered with mud plaster. The roof, which is covered with handmade tiles, projects well beyond the front wall of the building to form a verandah. There is one main room that the family uses for living, kitchen, and sleeping, and a smaller room used for pottery storage.
The potter works at his wheel under an attached lean-to shelter and fires his products in the kiln, located behind the hut.