ancient aesthetic

The curved lines and rounded shape of these bowls are juxtaposed against their almost ancient aesthetic.

In the rural West Nile area of Northern Uganda, you will find the village of Akiliba, home to our artisan partners who are determined to use pottery as a way to support their entire community. These beautiful creations are handbuilt using locally sourced clay, and then stacked into a brush-covered mound for firing.

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creating economic independence

USING THEIR ancient CRAFT TO CREATE CHANGE

Independence is as critical for these artisans as the preservation of their ancient craft. Naima, one of the village elders passionately summarizes this sentiment – “We want to get out of poverty and be able to feed ourselves and put our children through school.”

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Working together

Obakki Foundation works directly with the village to help expand their business.

In the past, the potters’ remote location and lack of transportation left these talented artisans struggling to reach larger markets in the area. Now, through our partnership with the village, we have been able to help them travel to these markets, enabling the community to grow a sustainable local source of income.

global community

MEET our other artisan partners from around the world.

We celebrate slow design and artisan craft from thousands of artisans around the world. From Mexico to Uganda to Japan, we are excited to introduce you to our artisan partners.

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