About a month and a half ago (I had to dig deep), Joey and I visited Bwari Pottery Village. It’s a short drive outside Abuja, about 40 minutes or so. We got directions from motorpool before we left:
Very helpful. So after calling the proprietor several times to clarify directions, and assuring my husband even more times that I not only understood what the proprietor said but that we were going the right way down the dirt road, we actually found the place. And what a treat! The proprietor took us all over the operation, detailing how they got started, how they make the clay, how they make the glaze, how everything used in the production of the pottery is sourced locally – it really was fascinating. We even got to see a guy making some pottery.
Our tour cul- minated in the shop, where we were amazed by the variety of items available, from pitchers and vases to casserole dishes, teapots and decorative lanterns. We bought a pitcher for ourselves and a few other items to send home for gifts. Hopefully they arrive in tact!
You can see the rest of my Bwari photos here.