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Earthenware Bowl | Tulip S

$165.00
HANDMADE IN UGANDA

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

Color: Burnt Earth

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Story

Decorative, textured earthenware with a rustic burnt finish, these pots are crafted in Uganda from locally-sourced clay.

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

Because of their remote location and a lack of transportation, the group was unable to access the larger markets in the area, limiting the amount of pottery they could sell. Now, through Obakki’s partnership, we’ve been able to help them travel to these markets, enabling the community to grow a sustainable local source of income.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: ~6.5” diameter, ~5" depth
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • ORIGIN: Uganda
  • Please note, each bowl is handmade using natural clay and fired in open flame; therefore, pigments and shapes may differ from piece to piece.
Product Care

Decorative use only––not oven or dishwasher safe. Hand wash and air dry. Do not leave bowl soaking in water for more than 3 days otherwise clay may crack/break.

MEET THE ARTISAN

Uganda

The Potters from Akiliba

In the rural West Nile area of Northern Uganda lies 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 hand-built using locally sourced clay, and then stacked into a brush-covered mound for firing.

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

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.

We don’t want to have to rely on others, we want to be independent.” –Animo, Akiliba Potter