As part of GMI missionaries Ted and Kim Rabenold’s outreach into the Rukwa Valley they are building a pottery workshop for making/firing stoneware pottery. This will enable them to develop relationships (discipleship and hands-on training) with local people while training them to utilize sustainable-renewable natural resources to make a better living. It will also give them an opportunity to be involved in shaping and developing regional art while providing another platform to share the gospel. The pottery workshop would be a 20-foot by 30-foot building with an additional porch for straining and cleaning locally quarried clay. This building will house 4 locally made ceramic kick wheels and a pottery kiln capable of reaching stoneware temperatures of 2,300 F. Total cost is $34,000.
Tanzania Pottery Project