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Vume: Ghana’s pottery paradise – Where art and tradition converge

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Vume, an alluring town located in the Volta region of Ghana, proudly stands as a haven for Ghana’s pottery industry.

Renowned for its rich tradition of pottery, Vume serves as a vibrant hub where the artistry of clay and creativity converge.

Strategically situated along the Accra to Sogakofe highway (N1 highway), Vume falls under the jurisdiction of the South Tongu district.

The heritage of Vume as a pottery town dates back centuries. In the early 1700s, the Denkyire people, who possessed exceptional skills in pottery, settled in Vume. Since then, their descendants have continued this cherished tradition, nurturing it with love and expertise.

Notably, it is the women of Vume who masterfully mold the clay, while the men aid by tilling the wares, creating a harmonious division of labour.

The allure of Vume’s pottery is so captivating that passing tourists often find themselves compelled to stop and admire the roadside shops adorned with varying arrays of exquisite clay creations. These visitors, captivated by the beauty and craftsmanship of Vume’s pottery, frequently indulge in the opportunity to capture its essence through photographs, thus, ensuring that the town’s artistic legacy reverberates far beyond its geographical limitations.

Vume’s potters play a vital role in Ghana’s art and culture industry. Their exquisite creations not only serve as functional vessels but also serve as intricate works of art, reflecting one of the essence of the numerous cultures in Ghana’s heritage and their creativity.

Each piece tells a unique story, symbolising the cultural traditions, beliefs, and aspirations of the people. From intricately designed pots to ornate figurines, Vume’s pottery embodies the soul of Ghana, representing its artistic prowess and collective identity.

To promote local industries, it is crucial to embrace and support products made in Ghana. Vume’s pottery serves as a shining example of indigenous craftsmanship, embodying the rich cultural heritage of the nation. By appreciating and purchasing these handmade treasures, individuals can contribute to the preservation of Ghana’s artistic legacy and empower local artisans.

Vume has earned the endearing moniker of “Pot City” due to its remarkable reputation in the pottery industry. The name stands as a testament to the town’s unwavering dedication to its craft and the profound impact it has had on Ghana’s creative industry. As the beating heart of Ghana’s pottery industry, Vume invites visitors and locals alike to immerse themselves in a world where creativity takes shape in the hands of skilled artisans.

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Malise Kofi Omoloye

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