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Vivuga’s Pottery Making Talent Attracts Buyers

  Matelita Vivuga priceless knowledge of making clay pottery passed down by her mother and grandmother is paying dividends for her. Ms Vivuga is amongst the 110 exhibitors who are
04 May 2016 10:27
Vivuga’s Pottery Making Talent Attracts Buyers
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Matelita Vivuga priceless knowledge of making clay pottery passed down by her mother and grandmother is paying dividends for her.

Ms Vivuga is amongst the 110 exhibitors who are showcasing their products at the Fijian Tourism Expo 2016 currently underway at the Denarau Convention Centre.

Hailing from Nakubuta Village, along the Sigatoka Valley Road, the 56 year-old businesswoman has created her own niche market with her products.

Making her pottery, made of clay with intricate designs, Ms Vivuga attracted a lot of attention amongst those attending the expo.

She was spotted by the Fiji Arts Council and invited to join the show the past year and has enjoyed every minute of it.

“I learnt to do this from my grandmother, Siteri Ketewai and mother Adi Elenoa Lalabalavu, both of whom are now deceased.”

In the past year’s expo, her pottery collection attracted a lot of attention and was followed by immediate sales and orders.

Ms Vivuga designed the potteries with her bare hands while sitting there and carved out the designs which put a totally different look to the finished product.

Ms Vivuga said she had learnt a lot during the past year’s expo and hoped to gain more knowledge now.

Edited by: RACHNA LAL

 

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