About Mahesh Kumar
Mahesh Kumar from Firozabad, UP, comes from a family that has been involved in this craft for the past 30 years. Started by his uncle and his father, Mahesh is now taking the craft forward in strides.
Both Mahesh and his father are State Awardees and have conducted workshops for many design students across NID, ShantiNiketan and other design schools.
This Craft involves the manipulation of a glass rod over a flame by twisting, drawing and fusing glass at very high temperatures into tiny animal and bird forms. The skill of the craftsman is tested by his dexterity and the speed in which he can create these forms.
Mahesh and his family have also innovated with this craft to create Jaalis.