"The most challenging aspect of this art is building on ideas, and the creative process from design to finish."
"I am Eva Asantewa Amakye and I'm a designer from Accra. My friends say I'm kind-hearted, and I am very serious about my work. I became interested in wood carving while working with artisans. Today, I direct carvers to create my own designs.
"I love seeing how antique pieces evoke feelings of nostalgia. The most challenging aspect of this art is building on ideas, and the creative process from design to finish. Because I only design, I look for skilled carvers to translate my concepts onto the wood. Having worked with wood crafts for a while, I've learned to personally check the quality of wood and carved creations.
"This art has provided work for a lot of young people in my community. I still keep learning to improve the quality of my creations by attending seminars and exhibitions.
"I'm inspired by the things around me and by everyday life. I dream of one day having a big workshop to be able to help more young people in my community."