He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents.Update (August, 2019)
“Five years ago, I joined NOVICA. Variety is one thing Novica has helped us to achieve in our works. NOVICA provides us with inspiration as to designing our pieces, and it has changed our line of work. I have expanded in scale greatly. I started selling carved pieces in Aburi, and I am still in Aburi, but in a well-furnished shop.
NOVICA has brought me a lot of successes; I have been able to build my own house where I live with my family. Funds that I receive from my NOVICA sales also help in taking care of the feeding and fees of my children.
“I have trained 5 artists; 2 are family, and the others are students from the tertiary institution, who come in during vacation to learn. My happiest moment was when I received a microcredit loan, which helped me to produce my replenishment. My goal is to work harder for my business to progress in NOVICA. Thank you!”
Original Artisan Story
Born in 1974, Gordon Adu was unable to finish secondary school because of economic limitations, and thus fell back on his natural artistic inclinations. He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents. In eight months Adu had advanced greatly in the creation and finishing of wooden art.
Armed with talent and burgeoning experience, he moved to the city to seek new opportunities. After a while he returned to his home city and established his workshop there, receiving indispensable moral support from his brother.
32 items by Gordon Adu
3 Testimonials for Gordon Adu
Portsmouth, VA USA