Being creative is not a hobby but is a way of life.
This was highlighted by the former Treasurer of the Lawai Pottery Women’s Association Veniana Devu Kunagado during an interview with fijivillage News about the impacts of Pottery business in the village of Lawai in Nadroga.
Kunagado says this business has become the source of income for the family, Vanua and the church.
She says the pottery business has contributed to the education of the children of Lawai, support the vanua financially and also church commitments.
She adds pottery has attracted tourists from all over the world to witness the art of women in the village.
The former treasurer says women create and sell pottery such as pots, necklaces, vases, bowls, and also artistic pieces for display and decoration.
She further says the cost of an item can be between $5 to $100.
A total of 22 women are involved in the business, and the pottery house opens from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.
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