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Established in 1980: Saine Pottery

My Magazine 2022/11
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Saine Pottery is proud to be Gambia's first pottery studio, established in 1980. It was founded by Idrisa Saine. He travelled to many countries to learn this craft, from Norway to Indonesia and England. He later became the first modern potter in the Gambia. Saine Pottery is located at Brikama Kémbujé.

They produce flower pots, animal statues, wall tiles made of clay, floor tiles, incense burners, and more. They get clay from Faraba Bantang, which is 10 km away from Brikama.

The studio is a family business, and Mr Saine's wife and children operate it. Abdoulie Saine is the manager of the studio. Their products are bought by people from all over the country and sold at different markets.

They hold training for Gambian students for their visual art practical examinations every year. Guests can also have the opportunity to experiment and experience working with clay during a workshop. One can witness the process of making a clay product using different techniques. Depending on the workshop's choice, one can test their skills in making clay art and take a souvenir back home. You can also visit Saine Pottery, get familiar with this craft, and buy souvenirs for friends.

Interested in a workshop at Saine Pottery? Contact us and we will organise everything for you. 

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