How Gabane Pottery is reviving ancient traditional patterns

Martin's products.
Martin's products.

Gabane Pottery is a renowned business located at Gabane village in the outskirts of the capital. The pottery, which was established and directed by Martin Kabwe, is dedicated to reviving ancient traditional patterns used to decorate homes in Southern Africa.

The journey of the seasoned potter with over 32 years of experience in studio pottery, began when he was introduced to the art form by his teacher at secondary school. His passion for creating pottery pieces led him to train and work as a potter at the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation in Kitwe, Zambia.

In 1993, Kabue and his family relocated to Botswana, where he took over the management of Pelegano Pottery. Facing closure due to lack of profit in 1999, Kabue acquired the business from German investors and rebranded it to Gabane Pottery. At Gabane Pottery, the focus shifted from decorative items to functional tableware such as mugs and plates, catering to a wider market.

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