Kpando is a small town located in Ghana’s Volta Region, five hours away from Accra. Nestled in the lush forest just a short distance from the main market center is the Kpando Fesi Shed. This women’s pottery cooperative is a space for members to earn a living through the production of ceramic goods. Everything in the workshop is hand built with care and precision. The distinctive style is striking; a warm shiny black patina finish and unique detailed textures. We at Osei-Duro are big fans of this work, and are excited to share these recent images of the process unfolding.
The powerhouse women who work at the Kpando Fesi Shed are happy to walk visitors through the steps; from the early stages of clay mixing, sculpting pieces, and the firing process. Visiting this little oasis tucked away in the Eastern Region of Ghana is a humbling experience not to be missed if you have the chance.
Text: Molly Keogh and Shaya Ishaq. All photos: Shaya Ishaq