Edward Acquah
ceramist, Ghana


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 articles
The Potters of Sirigu, by Ann Schunior

web Links to other sites on the Internet related to 'potters'.

SWOPA
 Sirigu Women Organization of Pottery and Art in Northern Ghana (SWOPA). Since 1997, more than 150 women of Sirigu have formed an organization for pottery and art. Their aim is to preserve and develop their traditional culture and to provide tourist services.
William Itter collection of African Pottery
 An impressive collection of pottery from a long list of peoples from all over Africa. Nupe, Yoruba, Hausa, Mambila, Mangbetu, Bamileke, Lobi, Dagari, Bamana, Dogon, Makonde, Zulu, and more...
African Pottery Forming
 A slide show presentation explains the pottery forming techniques used in Africa, illustrating the entire process from the preparation of the clay to the firing of the completed pots. Web site by Prof. Christopher Roy, with a text on the chemistry of ceramics explaining why African potters choose to fire at low temperature. [note: the videos seem to be missing from the site, but are available for purchase on DVD]

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Edward Acquah,
Nov. 2005 -- last updated, Jan. 2010