In what ways
has the community of George Town come together? What does community and family
personally mean to you?
Community and family are the wellbeing of
the whole town. If our town is happy and the people are feeling stimulated, it means the community is safe.
My family and my staff are my priority in
keeping a flow of good energy, and we all support each other. Pottery has done all
of these things, and it has given the makers at Wonki Ware a real sense of
pride and purpose.
Without family, we do not have a support
system, so if families are together and stable, that makes for a happy
You have helped
so many people over the years at Wonki Ware, what has driven you to do this?
It has come naturally for me, and I have
enjoyed every part of helping the people around me. But most importantly it has
helped me as a person. Simultaneously, as they have grown, I have grown alongside
It gives me pride to think that Wonki Ware
was born out of such a small idea. I have seen it flourish and change the lives
of so many people. We have had the opportunity to show the better parts of
ourselves, and improve the lives of people from disadvantaged backgrounds,
which has been really rewarding and encouraging to see.