Local Artisans off to Taiwan for training

PotteryFilePhotoATwo local crafts artisans from the St Kitts Craft House at C.A.P Southwell Industrial Park departed the federation on Tuesday, 1st October for the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Molly Imelda Byron and Randy Thomas will spend 3 weeks in Taiwan interacting with indigenous artisans, while improving their skills in the art of Pottery/ Leather Craft /Ceramics and Quality Control. The training opportunity became possible through the cooperation and the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in St. Kitts and Nevis.

General Manager of the Craft House, Mr. Austin Weekes, said, “the Management and staff of the Craft House expresses thanks and appreciation to His Excellency Miguel Tsao, the resident Ambassador and his staff for their assistance in the overall development and growth of the Craft Industry in St. Kitts and Nevis.”

He further stated that this type of training helps to improve the quality of products being offered to shoppers, giving great value for money.

Ms. Byron and Mr. Thomas will be returning to the Craft House on 25th October, with the skills for improving products, processes and building capacity amongst other artisans in the organization.

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