A loan of $100 helped to buy clay for his handcrafted ceramics and also the soapstone he uses in his jewelry.


Samuel's story

Samuel is a Ghanaian artisan who specializes in ceramics and handcrafted jewelry. He wants to buy clay for his handcrafted ceramics and also the soapstone he uses in his jewelry. Samuel has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story: "With a background in arts, I decided to specialize in ceramic artistry. There are more than 70 women training with me, and they come from various villages, mostly from the Volta Region. They specialize in traditional pottery and I introduce contemporary designs. I also design and craft jewelry. I use materials such as soapstone powder fired and finished in a similar manner as my ceramic ornaments collection. I design and craft every bead by hand at my workshop." "I thank all of you for your generous assistance. I promise to produce some new designs to show my gratitude." Use the link below to view Samuel's ceramics and handcrafted jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/1134



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