Pioneer of Modern Pottery in Africa: Bio Timeline of Ladi Kwali

The Nigerian ceramicist, Hadiza Ladi Kwali, OON, MBE (1925–1984) was a talented artist whose expertise had been noted before she came to the attention of Michael Cardew and, through him, the world in the 1960s. She became world famous for practicing a hybrid of traditional African and Western studio pottery styles. As a result, though she had no formal education, she conducted workshops, demonstrations, and exhibited in London, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and all over the United States.

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