28 March 2017

Jamaica Training Workshop on Pottery and Ceramics Technology





Nine (9) artisans and potters from Jamaica attended a 4-week training workshop on Pottery and Ceramics Technology at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from 28 March – 21 April 2017. The training provided hands-on experience on pottery formation, decoration and production of ceramics ready for the market. It equipped the artisans with knowledge and skills concerning raw materials identification and parameters to be used for the selection of the best clay materials using chemical analysis to determine firing temperature and glaze formulation. The training also improved the artisans ability to identify other Development Minerals and their use in ceramics and use ceramic technology.

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