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Dedza Pottery is one of the major workshops for Art Safaris in Malawi. This pottery centre is community based with almost all the potters working and selling crafts being local Malawians. Visits to the pottery offer opportunity to make pots using traditional skills and spend time looking around the gallery and shop.

Friendly local staff and good services

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

  • Traditional skills
  • Employment

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

Traditional Skills: Dedza Pottery is providing additional income from visitors for the local surrounding community. It is also ensuring the preservation and continuation of the art of locally-made pots.

Employment: All pot makers and teachers are local Malawians from the Dedza Area.

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