Ismail Mamad Kumbhar at a very young age, learnt terracotta craft from his father and helped him with making products like matla (pots). He has specialised in making pots and has also passed his knowledge of traditional craft to his sons. He has been practicing terracotta craft in Gundiyali for more than 30 years. He is married to Khatu bai Kumbhar and has two sons and a grandson.