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Mṛttikā: Fragrant Earth

(psstt: As seen on Food Network, Forbes etc.)

I have always loved hand-made pottery. From my grandma's tea mugs that she had found on her travels, to watching potters hand paint their wares in Jaipur at the Blue Pottery Workshop in Jaipur - I love it all. 

As a cookbook author, I have long struggled to find suitable ways to present and celebrate the Indian cuisine. How does one tell a story that resonated beyond the preparation? To help with that, I have launched a hand-made line of pottery:

Mṛttikā by Nandita: biophilic pottery for the modern table.

Having yearned for culturally respectful and modern mediums to showcase my creations, I recently began exploring clay. In the Spring of 2022, I launched
Mṛttikā by Nandita.

Mṛttikā means Fragrant Earth in Sanskrit.

Mṛttikā by Nandita celebrates the earthy and granular quality of Indian cuisine through its colors, forms, and purpose. Mṛttikā means ‘fragrant earth’ or Mother Earth in Sanskrit, and other Indian languages, including my mother tongue Gujarati & father tongue Marathi.

Through Mṛttikā by Nandita each piece combines art with functionality. Each piece of hand-made pottery honors Indian food traditions and offers a place-based narrative, to anchor the preparation, a phrase better known as Biophilia.

All wheel thrown and hand-built pieces combine functionality with art and memorable narrative storytelling. They invite introspection around the environments from which regional cuisines emerge, the elements that shape the soul of a people.

All pieces are available for purchase. See note below.

More products added nearly every two weeks.

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To purchase a piece from the Mrttika (Domestic USA only)

  1. Browse the gallery on Instagram.

  2. Email:

  3. Include the name of the SERIES you are interested in.

  4. Receive product details (incl. price, dimensions, shipping costs etc.)

  5. Complete payment (PayPal/Zelle Only)

  6. Enjoy a Mrttika original within 7 business days. Shipped via Priority Mail.


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Nandita Godbole
Once: botanist & landscape architect.
Now: personal chef, author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger, poet & potter!
Always: dreamer.

Loves fresh brewed chai, the crisp salty ocean breeze, watching monsoon rains & walking barefoot through cold mountain streams. 
Believes in the strength, positivity of the human spirit. Is spiritual but not a fanatic. 
Mom of one. Two, if she counts her husband.

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