"Soon I realized that I truly enjoyed designing products and I began to create a wide variety of products based on my own designs."
"My name is Daniel Quaynor and I was born in 1963 in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. I attended local schools and high school, but moved to the capital city Accra to study Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic. Later, in 1993, I graduated with a diploma in Rural Art and Industry, from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. I am married and have a son.
"While working as a field coordinator for various international organizations, I became interested in helping artisans find a market for products they made from available rural/natural resources. Soon I realized that I truly enjoyed designing products and I began to create a wide variety of products based on my own designs.
"I pursued my interests and my products have been well-accepted, to the point that now there are 10 people doing on-the-job training with me in my workshop. I have participated in exhibitions in Frankfurt, Paris, and New York for the purpose of showing products from my project area, as well as learning about international handicraft markets."
Lyrical and lovely, this handcrafted candleholder comes from Marco Floríndez. He shapes graceful steel arcs that move close together then outward again. "This was designed with couples in mind," he says. "The human being is complex, but when all is said....read more
Stretched in opposite directions, she balances her tasks with poise and grace. "This sculpture pays tribute to all the women of the world," Peruvian artisan Marco Floríndez explains. "They have my great admiration and respect." He crafts the stylized....read more
Arising from deep in the center, a spiral moves outward to envelop this stunning design. Saifon crafts the piece from Thai mango wood, carving and painting it by hand. A white tea light crowns the sleek, black candleholder.
For the "Sitting Zen" set, Budiman combines sandalwood, clove, cinnamon and patchouli in the crafting of 15 incense cones. The cones are accompanied by a lava stone incense holder, which features a center hole for use with stick incense. Budiman completes....read more
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