"I look for the design elements of shapes, colors, spacing, balance and emphasis in crafting my designs."
"My name is Blessed Dotsey Attigah and I was born in Accra in 1982. My friends describe me as hardworking, and good with people skills. I create ceramics.
"I became interested in this art when I was in school and it brought out the creativity in me. I was taught by my high school teacher and am also teaching young people. Starting on my own wasn't easy at all. It was difficult raising money to start.
"I had the ideas, skills, potential and ability to do other things. But I worked because I didn't have the money to buy materials for my craft. Finding a place to work was another problem because of the smoke when I used firewood in the kiln and the neighbors didn't want me to disturb them.
"An embarrassing moment was when sales were very low and I didn't have money to pay my workers at the end of the month.
"I've worked with some family members. I had to practice to master this craft.
"My favorite thing about my work is my style of art. The most challenging part is earning money to expand and grow my workshop. I use clay, firewood, canvas and paint. I look for the design elements of shapes, colors, spacing, balance and emphasis in crafting my designs.
"I am inspired by nature. My ceramics workshop provides work to the people in my community. I hope to travel outside the country to learn more and my plans are to some day build an art school and to train more people."