The pottery is crafted using a clay that is dug near Lake Volta, known to be the world’s largest artificial lake. The clay is mixed with old broken pottery and water, hand shaped and then further tapped into shape with the aid of wooden bats. After the firing process, the hot pottery is immediately placed into a pile of bamboo shavings, a finishing process which produces a fire that gives the products their distinct shiny black patina finish. The finish gives the creations a metal like quality, that belies the fragility of the clay, and results in a strong focal piece.
…distinctive and striking contemporary African ceramics