Improving Pottery Making in the 21st Century in Nevis
Improving Pottery Making in the 21st Century in Nevis
The Traditional craft of pottery making is still practiced in Nevis. Potters use an outside brick oven to bake their clay. This procedure results in the production of smoke that contributes to increase carbon production. The group wishes to improve the technology by installing in their building, partly solar operated electrical kilns for the firing of their pottery. This is a livelihood activity that involves both women and men. These kilns will reduce the amount of smoke in the atmosphere, reduce the labour involved in procuring firewood to burn for the brick kiln and with the solar panels also reduce the use of fossil fuel.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The Newcastle Pottery Co-operative Society Ltd
Country:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 29,984.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,481.48
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
STK/SGP/OP5/Y4/CORE/14/11
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Both men and women have been taught the skill of pottery making equally and there are no differentiating roles
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The art of pottery making is one that is sought in the craft industry and feeds into the mainstay tourism industry.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

New Castle
St. James Parish ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Ilis Watts
Email:

Address

Conaree Village, Conaree, St. Kitts (temporary)