Welcome

 

Visitors to this website, read on, but don't despair.

 

As you may already know, Ajoupa Pottery no longer functions as a small manufacturing concern. There were many reasons for closing down production. The main one being lack of business. You may remember that the pottery was started in the days when oil was at its lowest ebb in 1985 and small manufacturers were encouraged by the Government to export their
production. Ajoupa had a thriving business in the Caribbean islands. It was exciting to be part of the process of "nation building". Our pottery was made by many hands all eager to show their pride in the finished wares. Our designs reflected the beauty of our surroundings, trees, flowers, animals, birds, lovely old architecture and above all simplicity. We used locally dug
clay and as far as possible locally found raw materials to make glazes.

 

However time and policies changed and soon enough there were too many imports and it became harder and harder to find markets and to employ
skilled artisans. But old potters never die. We simply moved up the road to our beautiful old
gingerbread house on the hill and here you may find Bunty, playing with clay and continuing to exercise her imagination and hands.

Pottery Throwdown Trini style 2017.

We have invited a professional potter to come to Ajoupa on Sunday August 13th 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. 

He will demonstrate how easy it is to make pots on the wheel! There will be extra wheels for anyone wanting to try their hand at this amazing craft and Adam, Greta and I will be on hand to assist. 

We are charging $20 per person and asking that you bring your own refreshments. Looking forward to seeing lots of budding potters and clay enthusiasts!