In the heart of Ghana, nestled within the rural landscapes of the Northern Region, lies the quaint village of Kukuo, known for its unique and inspiring Pottery Centre. What sets this village apart is that its pottery scene is primarily dominated by women. Kukuo Pottery Centre is not only a hub for the creation of beautiful, handcrafted clay vessels but also a symbol of empowerment and artistic expression.
Pottery has a rich tradition in Kukuo, dating back generations. However, the artform has evolved over time, with women taking the reins. Historically, pottery in the region was dominated by men, but this shifted as women began to engage more actively in the craft. Over the years, women have become the predominant potters in the village, reshaping the cultural narrative and economic landscape of Kukuo.