Senegalese Pottery with Adama Sow

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03/11/2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Mois de la Francophonie March 2017, a celebration of Senegal.

Alliance Française presents: Senegalese Pottery with Adama Sow. Discover Adama’s collection and be part of a live pottery making session.

$5 AF members – $10 for non-members

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Light refreshments will be provided.

“Art is something that completes your life. Imagination appears with wings to make your mind’s creativity take flights.” Adama Sow

About the Artist:

Adama Sow is a ceramist who originates from Senegal (West Africa).This master on the potter’s wheel has been working with clay for more than twenty years now.After finishing high school and already inspired by his big brother Alpha Sow who also was a ceramist, Adama decided to go the Fine Art School of Dakar (Senegal) where he obtained his diploma in ceramics in 1987.

As a rookie in the art world, Mr. Sow astonished everyone by the quality of his first exhibition at the Historic Museum of Goree in Dakar in 1989.During the next five years, he worked in Soumbedioune Ceramics and  in his workshop in the capital city of Senegal. Also, he offered classes to both adults and children. In 1995, his thirst for Art took him to Germany where he attended the ceramics school in Horgrenzhausen.

Since 2002, Adama Sow has been living in Minnesota (USA) where he makes his living by selling his pottery and sculpture and where he is very pleased to teach. “I love teaching. I try to bring African techniques, which are different than those in the United States or Europe and mix them together. It is interresting to see what happens with the mix ofcultures,” he said.

Check out his website for more details

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