NCECA Residency, Sirigu, Ghana, 2010
An Extreme Case of Creation
I spent three weeks in a remote village called Sirigu, in the North of Ghana, working with local potters. The local tribe of Nankani live in earthen houses that resemble large pots. These women have lived and worked this way for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the knowledge of their craft is now being lost.
SWOPA (Sirigu Womens Organization for Pottery and Art) was established in 1997. Their aim is to preserve and develop their traditional culture and to provide tourist services and produce high quality art that has its roots in the village culture.
I'm thinking about creating a Global Art Expedition to Sirigu in support of SWOPA, as there are lots of ways to help in this community.
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