Saturday, June 5, 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.


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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