Eco Zera Pencils
My name is Wada Kealotswe, i grew up in Francistown. I graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bcom Economics and a BA in Development Studies from UNISA degrees. I have vast experience in development economics. A mother of one awesome boy who has been testing my products for 2 years. Last but not least am the founder of a brand called Eco Zera Pencils.
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Art is my life
Being an artist is my passion and a way of life and it is a way of keeping our culture. Molding clay animals in my child hood days, I know that my playground passion would one day be my live hood. I started art in 1994 and I started to attend international work shops in 1996 up to date.
Born in ghanzi in 1973, I run the qore art gallery in thapong visual arts center, dropped out of school while in standard 3 at dkar primary school. I could have been doomed to a life herding livestock and doing odds jobs like most uneducated people.
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African Women Artists
Traditionally, women dominate the art of pottery creation and basket weaving in Africa, with a keen eye for detail, and a finer touch to bring sculptures to life. Up until recent years, it was assumed that on the other side of the spectrum, men were contributed to creating the highly celebrated pieces of ceramic art. It wasn’t until recent studies that the true value of African women’s role in the production (and important influence) of these pieces truly revealed itself.
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