Posts Tagged "Jamaican crafts"

Jamaican Wood Carving from Port Antonio artist, Rockbottom

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Blog, Jamaican crafts, Port Antonio Jamaica | 0 comments

Jamaican Wood Carving from Port Antonio artist, Rockbottom

Get Jamaican wood carving by Rockbottom in Port Antonio I love art & crafts, but in Jamaica it can be a challenge to find truly locally-made items. Meet my friend, Rockbottom (given name: Girvan Rhoofe). He's a talented wood carver with a very large stall in Port Antonio's Musgrave Market, the big market in the center of town on West Street between the Main Square (with the lovely NCB Bank in the old courthouse & the clock tower) and the Port Antonio Square. You can't miss Musgrave Market - there are always ladies sitting out front selling fruits, vegetables, shoes & other stuff....

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Assn of Jamaican Potters Hosts Arts & Craft Fair This Weekend

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Art, Jamaican crafts, Kingston Jamaica | 0 comments

Assn of Jamaican Potters Hosts Arts & Craft Fair This Weekend

Jamaican Arts and Crafts on Sale This Weekend! This weekend (December 17th and 18th), you can find some excellent pottery and other beautiful Jamaican arts & crafts at the annual craft fair hosted by the Association of Jamaican Potters. The Craft Fair is held on the grounds of the Forestry Department, 173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8. (This is just below the Tax Office and Constant Spring Post Office.) Jamaican Arts & Crafts - Great Variety on Display Aside from the beautiful pottery on sale, many local artisans and craftspeople attend and offer paintings, prints, jewelry,...

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Ecofarms | Interesting twist on honey in Manchester, Jamaica

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Blog, Jamaican crafts, Manchester Jamaica, Shopping in Jamaica | 0 comments

Ecofarms | Interesting twist on honey in Manchester, Jamaica

Look for Ecofarms' Honey Styx in Kingston at Craft Cottage, Lee's Food Fair, Carbys, Brooklyn Supermarket and Kingston 21 (Wyndam Hotel), or at Fontana Pharmacy and Body & Soul in Mandeville. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Interesting twist on honey Published: Saturday | August 13, 2011 Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer BALACLAVA, St Elizabeth: WHEN THE Gleaner caught up with Grace Foster-Reid at her Mandeville home recently, she was comfortably dressed in faded jeans, T-shirt and water boots. After all, it was mid-afternoon and well into her workday, but she was able to take time to chat with our news...

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Jamaican Crafts | Ivelyn Harris | Nanny of the Maroons Traditional Craft

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Maroons, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica | 1 comment

Jamaican Crafts | Ivelyn Harris | Nanny of the Maroons Traditional Craft

  Ivelyn Harris - Maroon Artisan/Crafter/Healer Directly descended from heroine and first Maroon leader, Queen "Nanny of the Windward Maroons", Ivelyn Harris is a lady “bush doctor”, traditional healer, herbalist, and artisan/crafter extraordinaire!! Ivelyn Harris lives in Portland's Rio Grande Valley between the John Crow and Blue Mountain ranges, in Cornwall Barracks, a mile from the larger Windward Maroon capital of Moore Town and about 15 miles up the valley from Berridale. Ivey runs Nanny of the Maroons Traditional Craft, a cooperative that employs women in her community, with a...

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Trip Report: Port Antonio woodcarver, “Rock Bottom”

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 in Blog, Jamaican crafts, Port Antonio Jamaica, Shopping in Jamaica | 1 comment

Trip Report: Port Antonio woodcarver, “Rock Bottom”

I love art & crafts, but in Jamaica it can be a challenge to find truly locally-made items. Meet my friend, Rock Bottom. He's a talented wood carver with a very large stall in Port Antonio's Musgrave Market, the big market in the center of town on West Street between the Main Square (with the lovely NCB Bank in the old courthouse & the clock tower) and the Port Antonio Square. You can't miss Musgrave Market - there are always ladies sitting out front selling fruits, vegetables, shoes & other stuff. To find Rock Bottom, walk inside and all the way back to the craft market section...

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