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Our Story

Aura Pottery is located near the city of Chandigarh in India.

Aura was designed and built in 2009, by Atul and Anuja, whose creative background gave rise to an aesthetically pleasing home for them and their daughters, Ada & Anya. Built with pure love and soul, every part of Aura holds a story to tell. The family’s collaborative spirit and love for meeting new people turned the property into a hub for friends & artists to explore and have a relaxed environment to work in.

Anuja was first introduced to pottery in 2015, and she was inspired enough to pursue her dream of a clay studio which would someday be buzzing with people who love to learn and practice pottery. As largely a self-taught potter, Anuja, with the family’s support, was able to bring the vision of Aura Pottery to life in just three years. What started with a lone potter’s wheel and a bag of clay, evolved into a fun studio that has a creative spirit and offers artists a place to discover, learn and express.

Atul took three years off work to build Aura the way it stands today. A lover of science and a passionate researcher and sculptor, Atul had solid solutions for most problems and became the “go to guy” for pretty much everything. Aura was engineered to perfection under his mindful supervision and calm demeanor. Sadly, we lost him in Feb 2019, although his playful spirit and generosity still lingers.

Aura houses the family residence, the pottery studio, an organic kitchen garden, a fruit orchard, and a Potters Villa meant for the resident guests, who come in to explore pottery. The idea of Aura Pottery is to serve as a platform that offers potters, both beginners and advanced, a relaxed pottery holiday in India. It works best for people who want an experience where pottery and self discovery is the central theme.



Aura Pottery is run by a small team, which is happy to interact and work with people visiting from all over the globe. The resident potter and studio co-ordinator are the organizers of all retreats, workshops, and classes. The team ensures that your time is well spent at the studio, you benefit from the activities organized, your stay is comfortable, and you enjoy healthy, organic meals which complete the experience!

Anuja Lath- Program Director

Tavleen- Studio Coordinator

Anya- Marketing Coordinator

Ada- Marketing Coordinator

Prince- Studio Assistant


Aura Pottery has 4 resident pets, namely Fifi, Bosch, Bono and Mojo. They love all visitors and truly believe you have come to meet and play with them. Fifi wants endless petting, Bosch has more energy that can be dealt with easily, and little Bono has a new best friend Mojo, who despite being a tiny fellow has a big personality and it's an absolute joy to have him as a part of Aura Family. 








Aura Pottery offers a residential Pottery Retreat program, where an individual can learn and sharpen their skills over a period of few weeks. For aspiring potters in India, our weekend pottery workshops offer a quick way to understand what is ceramics and get familiar with clay.