Saint Lucia’s traditional crafts are primarily centred in the beautiful Quarter of Choiseul, nestled in the shadow of Gros Piton.
Today we bring you a short video of one of the fabulous community of women potters, Mary Leo, making a souvenir version of Saint Lucia’s clay cooking stove, the coalpot.
You are now able to take a tour to this potter’s workshop with Vin’s Agri-Tours, run by Mary’s daughter Vinaya. Miss Leo will introduce you to the laborious and beautiful craft of making objects from local clay.
Through demonstration, discussion, and hands-on activity you can learn about the different objects produced out of clay, the specific techniques used and the historical and cultural importance of pottery to the Choiseul community.
You can also purchase pottery, as well as a range of other traditional and contemporary local crafts at Vin’s Boutique as well as enjoy a stay in their new accommodation.
With the breathtaking Gros Piton in the back-yard and beautiful Anse l’Ivrogne Beach a short walk away, complete with a ‘blue hole’ to snorkel or dive, you might want to amend your vacation or staycation plans!
Find Mary Leo and Vin’s Boutique here: https://w3w.co/tinkle.waterfalls.supervisors
Contact Vinaya for this tour; rambles around the farm and community or down to Anse l’Ivrogne Beach or to stay in the BnB