Q&A with Gerund Ji

NAME: Gerund Ji

POSITION WITH SZ BLOCKPRINTS: Master Printer

HOW DID YOU START PRINTING AND WHY: I started printing when I was 16 years old at a blockprinting factory near where I grew up in JP. It was 1968. I started to learn the printing work because my family was having financial troubles- I began at the bottom learning how to print very basic prints. Over the years my skills grew as did my interest in design and color. In 1974 I came to Jaipur for my printing job and have been here with my family since.

WHAT ABOUT THE JOB DO YOU LOVE: I am very creative and I love the work. I hope it continues forever.

FAVORITE PRINT: Padra print - we started to reuse it with Sarah a few years back. Before that, it wasn’t touched for 40 years. I love the mix and match of the print.

FAVORITE COLOUR: Hot pink!

WORDS TO LIVE BY: Always communicate and bring pride into everything you do.