January 12, 2024

Conversation with Ceramist Asmait Tekie Sona

Interview conducted by Sona Berhane

How old were you when you decided to take up this craft?
Remember playing with wet sand and clay after it rained in the summer? I used to love doing that. This would be my earliest memory of enjoying it as a kid. I had loads of fun and my parents didn’t discourage it. I was quite young so those years might have been formative. I wasn’t serious about it until after I went to Sawa. When I returned from Sawa, I felt a bit listless, not sure of what to do. My father suggested I try pottery since I used to like playing with clay. I enrolled into pottery school, and once I passed all their preliminary tests, I got in.

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