Barbados Pocket Guide

Chalky Mount Potteries

Finished Pottery on Display at Chalky Mount Potteries, Chalky Mount, St. Andrew, Barbados Pocket Guide

Chalky Mount Potteries

The parish of St. Andrew in Barbados is well known for its rugged terrain and the composition of its land, which is comprised of mostly clay deposits. No wonder then that pottery has been a well-defined and practiced industry for hundreds of years, way back from the 19C in the area of Chalky Mount in the same parish.

 

suntours-ad-400x40

 

Potter at Work with Clay on a Potters Wheel, Chalky Mount Potteries, Chalky Mount, St. Andrew, Barbados Pocket GuideChalky Mount Potteries can best be described as a cooperative-type setting, where potters can be seen bent over their works of art, grooming, shaping and designing unique pieces. It is located on the slopes of Chalky Mount and has been passed on from generation to generation, father to son. Large pieces, small pieces, massive plant pots or manageable water jugs: all these can be had for sale once an enquiry is made. It is really possible to obtain fantastic deals when purchasing from source.

 

So in driving through St. Andrew, one may see simple pottery displayed in someone's doorway. They are all probably locally made by one of the artisans from Chalky Mount Potteries, Barbados West Indies!

 

 

 

Bowls Before Being Fired, Chalky Mount Potteries, Chalky Mount, St. Andrew, Barbados Pocket Guide

 

00-12

 

Last modified on Monday, 13 February 2012 13:30
More in this category: Morgan Lewis Windmill »

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.