2005-6 I worked as a Consultant for Ernabella aboriginal community in Northern South Australia facilitating the economic development of women’s pottery project from a trial situation to financially viable facility. The major thrust of the capacity building was to encourage those participating in the pottery section to take on responsibility for decision making around making, decorating, pricing, exhibition selection and planning. This means that the pots produced were the what the women potters wanted to make. The program included training programs, economic management and marketing.
At the women's request young men were also included in the project and they worked towards making the pots for the women to decorate.
Alison Carroll using batik technique to decorate large coil built pot
Pot deorated by Malpia Davey
Hudson Alison and Nguntjima Carroll making coil pots inside plaster mould.
Making a large cylindrical pot using the slab roller
Amanyi (Dora) Haggi decorating a large slab buit platter
Pot decorated by Renita stanley
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