Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Painting the pots at the Nkhota - Koto Pottery Lodge. Malawi

Following on from Mondays post when my daughter and 2 grandchildren ‘throw some pots’ on the wheel at Nkhota - Koto Pottery Lodge, I am now going to show you them painting some of their pots.  Judith also wanted a teapot and fortunately the pottery had one just one that had been recently fired but not painted and Judith got her wish.  Daniel declined to paint his pots so the girls did it for him.


Before they started a member of staff gave them a few tips.


There was great concentration as the girls painted and  I photographed  and videoed the swallows above their heads as the parents came back and forth with food for their 2 young ones.  (Yesterday’s post).



When they had completed all the pots from the day before, 11 in total, they were left at the pottery to have them fired.  We were continuing our  holiday before they would be ready and so they sent them by post to Blantyre.




These are some of the items that they made apart from the 2 cups and saucers that I bought them to match Judith’s teapot. My son in law took the photo for me yesterday and  sent it to me from Malawi.  Thanks Jon.

I have a short video.  CLICK HERE if it does not appear below.



I hope you enjoyed this post.  The girls were delighted that they had tried 'throwing a pot' and were pleased with their painted efforts.

Many thanks for visiting and also to those who leave comments.

22 comments:

  1. I am shocked! For never having done this before, they did a splendid job! The pottery is beautiful and I love the zebra design. I would never be able to do such a thing.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Ginny. They did well.

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  2. How fun! The pots turned out lovely and they all look like they had an enjoyable time!

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  3. Nice potteries, all of them were well taken photography.

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  4. Looks like they enjoyed the painting and reaping the rewards afterwards. Beautiful!

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  5. I want a zebra teapot and how lovely are you to buy the top up matching cups and saucers. I'm enjoying your trip around Malawi, I remember it as a beautiful country with beautiful people although I haven't been for 25 years. It is one country in Africa that I would love to revisit.
    Love the video and Annika painting her vase, both gorgeous!
    Wren x

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  6. The pottery looks wonderful, great job! I like the zebra design! Have a happy day!

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  7. How lovely! We used to teach pottery in our intermediate schools. A shame they don't anymore.

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  8. Oh, I love it! They did such a great job! Treasures. blessings ~ tanna
    ps I love your granddaughter's poncho!

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  9. how very nice. i like the zebra set.

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  10. Hi Margaret,
    What a wonderful things they have made.
    The teapot is magnificent.
    Best regards, Irma

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  11. Everyone did such a great job...but my favorite is Annika's darling pot!

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  12. What great fun to share with your family! Zebra's for Tea!

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  13. Margaret, I am delighted kettle.
    Fantastic job.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  14. They are very nice and did a fabulous job on them.

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  15. I love the designs and the colors of the pots. Especially the zebra. Interesting posting! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.

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  16. Excellent post, this must have been such a fun time for them all and they did such a great job.

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  17. What a delightful picture story. And you folks are all so skillful. Great stuff!

    Have a nice day.

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  18. They should be pleased! Their work turned out very well!

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  19. Such talent. Beautiful pieces of art in their finished work.

    Love the red hair and smiles too.

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