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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Artisan: Eric Adotey Naah

Eric Adotey Naah makes Thematic boxes.
My name is Eric Kpakpo Adotey, a young Ga man born at Mamprobi in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana but currently residing at Nungua, a suburb of Accra. After completing the Junior High School, my parents couldn't afford my fees so I could go no further, therefore I became a drop out. I couldn't entertain idleness therefore I decided to learn a vocation.I then apprenticed with a famous Ga coffin-maker, 'Paa Joe Carpentry workshop' situated in Nungua and served for twelve years. Under normal circumstances, every apprentice is to serve a period of four years, but then after the four years I felt the need to serve for another term for a wider exposure in the business- that was after my graduation. Again, after completion of that term, I was not financially sound to establish my own business therefore decided to serve and work at the same time with the same workshop. It was then that I had the opportunity to meet some clients like eShopAfrica.I managed to save some money and established my own business; "Eric's Carpentry Workshop" after four year. My workshop is situated at La, a suburb of Accra. Currently, I have two apprentices whom I am training. I specialize in miniature coffins and chests with mind blowing designs, different shapes and sizes which are exported and also sold locally.My dream is to expand the business, and to continue to satisfy my clients by producing the best on both local and international markets in the near future.Some challenges that I face now have to do with archaic equipment which needs to be replaced by modern ones for quicker and excellent finishing.I wish to be well-established with business before tying the knot; that means I'm single.My most peculiar commission was to make a womb chest for a doctor. I make life size chests of people's pets. I can make any design you desire, just send photos!

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