Caribbean Potters in Belgium

Caribbean Potters in Belgium

Potters work hard. As Bunty’s sister used to say, either you are breaking the ice on top of a bucket of glaze, or if you live in the Caribbean, tearing out your hair while you try to dry pots out while the rain pours down outside your workshop day after day. We choose...
Catching the Spirit

Catching the Spirit

“In the calm exile of work, we first learn patience, which in turn teaches energy and energy gives us eternal youth made of self collectedness and enthusiasm. From such vantage we can see and understand life, this delicious life that we denature by the artifices of...
The Ajoupas that started it all

The Ajoupas that started it all

Houses in Trinidad were built of clay and dried grass with a timber frame back in the old time days. Bunty and Rory were lucky to find and photograph some of these treasures before time and termite ants utterly destroyed them all. Bunty copied them in clay and added...
Making Mary

Making Mary

This lovely commission was installed in September at La Vega Garden Centre in a grove of mango trees and bamboo. The design comes from 17th century Germany. Mary wears a red dress and stands on a crescent moon with a snake under her foot. Bunty made the knots by...
Building the Mud Oven

Building the Mud Oven

There used to be a mud oven in Brasso, but it dissolved and fell apart. Bunty and Rory and a gang of friends decided to rebuild. They had a BOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS! Really! They used tons of clay. At one point they had to drive out and find an old ant nest and dig into...
Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration

Bunty was invited to make the 14 Stations of the Cross for this small Church in Black Rock, Tobago. She made each Station inside a clay calabash shape, to mirror Luise Kimme’s painting of Christ being baptized by John the Baptist. The Church is beautifully decorated...