Apprentices will be working in different locations during their classes. The weavers will work in a nearby compound, while the broom and basket classes will be held in two different locations; the
basket class will be held in the compound and the broom class will be held in the village near the compound within walking distance. The pottery classes will be held in a village several miles away
and will require two types of transportation and a short walk to arrive.
A Sample Day
Breakfast is served early so those traveling to the pottery village may catch the local transport to the edge of the village where a taxi will carry us into the village.
The work day in the pottery village is intense and usually ends shortly before lunch and we lleave for home to eat our lunch and rest.
You are free to walk a mile toward the town to visit the compound of nationally known, Master Kente weaver, Gilbert Bobboe Ahiagble.
Although Mr. Ahiabgle is no longer with us his legend and work lives on through his family of weavers that still produce authentic Ewe Kente cloth today.
Feel free to special order a cloth for your trip home or purchase table mats and runners available for immediate purchase.
The beach and town is a short TroTro ride or a long breezy walk. Swimming is not reccommended due to the very strong under-tow...even for strong swimmers.
Bathing suits can be a cultural challenge for our female participants.
However, you will see local children, some non-locals and fishermen in the gulf.
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Picked up @ Airpott in Accra. Three hour Ride to your Lodging.
|FREE DAY on your own=usually Sunday (unless there is a 4a.m. firing)|
* Due to the time and method required to travel round trip to Kuli, we will have morning sessions in the village. Clay will be available at the compound for independent practice after lunch.
Pottery students will stop making pots at the end of approximately 11 days so they can dry in time for firing to take home. Weather may impact the production and firing of your
pottery and is beyond our control. The trip dates were chosen to lessen the chances of encountering all-day rains.
** All classes are held outside, so weather will impact your class, and is beyond our control. Therefore, unfortunately, no fees will be refunded due to weather.
***The basket classes will be held in morning sessions on-site for two weeks. The broom classes are held after lunch, for two weeks, in the neighboring village that is within walking distance from the compound.