Collection: Fundraiser for ceramics students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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This fundraiser is a collaborative effort between Artaxis, the Ceramic Exchange for Women in Ghana, and alumni of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Join us in supporting the next generation of clay artists in Kumasi, Ghana.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards purchasing ceramic supplies for students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Students in the KNUST ceramics department often do not have access to the glazes and kilns necessary to fire their work. Without this access, they often critique their work in a bone-dry state.

We are working with nine KNUST alumni who have donated their artwork for the cause. They are: Felix Akortse, Michael Dela Dika, Eugene Ofori Agyei, Emmanuel Asamoah, Vincent “Sniper” Frimpong, Japheth Asiedu Kwarteng, Eric Andre, Joy M. Okokon, and Owusu Ross Junior. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for the students at the school in Kusami, Ghana. 

In addition to purchasing donated work, please also consider making a donation on the page in any amount in $5 increments.  

Reflecting on her own journey, alum and ceramicist Joy Okonon shares, "My journey as a ceramicist was nurtured and began to take shape during my time at KNUST. Fond memories echo the completion of assignments, only to witness them in their bone-dry stage, leading to multiple projects meeting the recycling fate and waiting time to use the equipment, such as the potter’s wheel - one in use for over 100 students. The pinnacle of my experience was the opportunity to use colored glazes on my thesis project – a significant victory."


Ceramic Exchange with Women in Ghana

Our mission is to inspire Ghanaian women students of ceramics to build a career in the field.  As professional artists, educators, designers and entrepreneurs we can offer valuable advice and mentoring as pathways to success. Opportunities to connect through exchange and interaction are the primary ways for us to achieve this goal. Ultimately, we want to prepare and encourage these women to use their training and skills in ceramics to find a direction that will bring them fulfillment in the future. 

Current members: Anna Calluori Holcombe, Rebekah Bogard, Joy Mokokon, Sana Musasana, Sam Nortey, Winnie Owens Hart, Adam Posnak

The Ceramics Section of the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

The Ceramics Section of the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana was established in 1952 to provide training for those who desired a fulfilled practice in clay. It is poised to promote and develop academic excellence in teaching and research with focus on ceramic industry and studio art practice. The Ceramics Section, KNUST since 1952 has provided the requisite skilled craftspeople for the ceramic industry in Ghana and beyond and also artists who are practicing all over the world. 

The 4 year programme leads to the award of BFA Ceramics and BSc Ceramic Design. There is also MFA programme for those who intend to continue with studio practice. The Section boasts of graduates who have furthered their education and have their terminal degrees (MFAs & PhDs) and in Professorial Ranks in academic institutions. Currently, most of the graduates from the programme are doing very well on their MFAs across the globe in the UK, Canada and especially in the US. Some have been offered teaching appointments in high-profile institutions as well being named in highly curated exhibitions.

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This fundraiser ended on April 30, 2024 after raising over $1,000. Thank you for your support!


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