Pot market

Clay pots are commonly used for water storage in Africa and are an important houseware in many homes in the villages and other rural areas in Nigeria.  The uses of pots in different cultures also vary but the process of making them are similar across a board with minimal bodily designs and other form variations.  […]

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artiste Ade Odunfa Lagos, Nigeria

Adekusibe Odunfa was born in Lagos on May 19th, 1973.  Adekusibe is an indigene of Imala in Ogun State. He attended the Abina Primary School, Abina, Surulere, Lagos (First School Leaving Certificate) 1980-1985 and the Ansar Ud – Deen Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos (WAEC/GCE “O Level”) 1985 – 1991.  He subsequently graduated with a degree […]

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Clay pots are commonly used for water storage in Africa and are an important houseware in many homes in the villages and other rural areas in Nigeria.  The uses of pots in different cultures also vary but the process of making them are similar across a board with minimal bodily designs and other form variations.  Adekusibe goes into the marketplace with his painting to show how the vessels make their journey from the base source (the clay) through fire into the marketplace as finished products.  This unspoken process stands as a metaphor for people’s journeys in live/humanity.   The entrepreneurial gifts of women as homemakers and partners in community services are not left out in this piece.

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