Having been born in a potter’s family, Hanifa Kumbhar has been practising terracotta craft for 20 years. She learnt this craft from her mother at a young age and would help with craft processes like cleaning and making clay, paint products and prepare firing kilns. After her marriage to Salim Kumbhar, she has been managing raw materials for products and firing kilns and painting and packaging products made by him. She is a mother to three children.