There is however a genuine concern about the future of this dying profession. Most young people have gone abroad for education or jobs, or have taken up other professions so there is no next generation to carry on the tradition.
Moreover, there is now a growing shortage of special black clay required to make pottery because of haphazard urbanisation. Pottery production shifted from Lalitpur and Kathmandu in the first place because they ran out of proper clay. Now Bhaktapur is turning into a concrete jungle with houses and buildings built over farmlands and former clay pits.
A time to every purpose, Sahina Shrestha