Pottery man seeking help in overseas market
THERE’S “great scope” for Barbados’ pottery beyond these shores, says Hamilton Wiltshire, owner of Hamilton’s Pottery.
However, he stressed that assistance was needed as packing the various pieces for shipping overseas was a hindrance.
“Earthworks [Pottery] seems to be doing a good job of it, but I don’t personally want to do that. If someone would acquire the product and sell it overseas, fine, and I know there’s a market there for it, but I could not get any assistance in that area of packing for shipping,” he explained.
“It was left up to me to do it myself but I want to spend my time producing. I get orders from abroad and I will package them and ship them myself, but I spend too much time doing that; I want to do it on a larger scale. I’ve had requests for large orders but it means I have to make them and then stop because if you don’t and they’re not well packaged, you would suffer a lot of breakage and then, of course, that’a waste,” he said.
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