Lettie Stuart Pottery is quite a unique place, not only in Sierra Leone but in all of West Africa, as it is one of very few places that is capable of making high fired pottery products. It was founded by the Sierra Leone Adult Education Association (SLADEA) named after Dr Lettie Stuart the founder of SLADEA. It was established to help adults and youth, who hadn´t received formal education, to acquire skills as potters.
Brama town is a small village located 30km south of Freetown, with just over 700 habitants. Basket weaving is one of the main activities in the village. The group of weavers is headed by the Chief of Brama town Samuel Walker Mansaray, who taught most of the others the art of basket weaving.
BARRIE AND PA SOW
BIG MARKET VENDORS
- CANDLE HOLDERS
- DOLLS BASKETS
- DOLLS DRESSES
BARRIE AND PA SOW BIG
BIG MARKET VENDORS
- HAIR BANDS
PRODUCTION EACH YEAR
|2019||DESIGNER||NUMBER OF ARTISANS|
|POTTERY PRODUCTS||114||1+1+1, HUGDETTA||4|
|WOVEN PRODUCTS||77||1+1+1, HUGDETTA, AWG||20|
FATMATA MANSARAY (POTTER)
43 years old Fatmata is married with a daughter and a grandchild. As a trained potter she is thankful for the Sweet Salone project from Aurora, as it led to the LSP hiring her for a regular salary and in addition she has received various pottery trainings from teachers visiting through Aurora. Now she can take care of herself and family through the salary given to her.
LAMIN KAMARA (BAMBOO CANE WEAVER)
MOHAMED SESAY (POTTER)
ZAINAB BANGURA (BAMBOO CANE WEAVER)
23 years old Zainab Bangura is a single mum, with one baby boy. She dropped out of school after high school and decided to become a bamboo cane weaver. With the earning from the weaving she has been able to take care of her baby boy and she has been trying to save some money to be able to continue her own education. It wasn’t easy to save money at first but with the orders from Aurora, she is finally able to save some money and looks forward to continue her education.