Saturday, June 05, 2010

Arts and Crafts

One of the boys was wearing this pendant today.  He said that a friend of his made it out of clay.  It has an Inca-African thing going for it.  I find it quite original and will find out more about the artisan.

3 comments:

Janina said...

we can sell these in the US and make the artist some money

Anonymous said...

Is clay available in your area. A pottery studio would be a great addition to the arts program. Raku fireing can be done in a pit with fuel like wood shavings and does not even require a kiln. Can a local potter be brought in to teach.

jikilch43 said...

There are so many local, talented people, that an online store would make a lot of money for the artisans & the village.
I, personally, couldn't spend a great deal, but I'm on the very low end of the income scale in the US.
The items you have shown are so beautiful that I'm sure that those with a better income than I would be happy to purchase them.
If your US organization was controlling the purchases I know that the profits would be distributed fairly. That wouldn't happen if the artisans had to rely on the Haitian Government.
This would be a considerable investment in time & personell, but could be worth millions World Wide in the long run for the artisans & the village.
I'm so upset that I'm not able to attend the Lobster Bake, I would really love to meet you in person. That doesn't negate the fact that I will send whatever I can out of my, meager to me, fortune to the Haitian people, income.

Blessed Be, Jean K