From Cameroon to Nigeria | Nathalie Djakou Kassi | Episode 874

Nathalie Djakou Kassi | Episode 874

Nathalie Djakou Kassi is a Cameroonian ceramicist practising over 30years with a number of group exhibitions in and out of Africa. Nathalie has been residing in Nigeria given that 2015. Nathalie is impressed by all the things that attracts her awareness and her will work are additional on carving with diverse topics


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How does regularity develop a measuring adhere for you to examine your outdated perform to your new operate?

When folks praise you or like your get the job done, like me, when I woke up in the early morning I want to innovate, I presently have this function so me I want to continue on to innovate. It is also surviving, not only economic but for the occupation far too to survive so that the youthful types will be positive, you know.  I appear from a state where several ceramists have that issue of believing in ceramics. My target is to add, to be progressive, creative, so that the door is open for the kinds coming.

Does obtaining the accountability of recognizing that you have to article, does that push you to be far more inventive also?

Indeed. You know individuals get bored quite brief on social media. People swipe extremely rapid on social media so my intention is also for individuals to cease at the very least a couple of seconds and see what I write-up. There are so a lot of items to see on social media if you never article anything that continue to keep the eyes of an individual for 5 seconds no one will detect you posting your function. So I do anything, I try my finest to continue to be ground breaking and resourceful.

Do you sense that currently being consistent has served you construct your track record?

Unconsciously, likely. I feel. You know also since I get bored performing the exact thing. Like this mask decoration you see, men and women feel it is the only one I have. No, I have lots of of that model, so a great deal. But because of the demand I am attempting now to set these masks in diverse shapes. I are unable to cease individuals carvings because people today they like it so substantially. I have to uncover a way to preserve that carving but in a lot of distinct functions.

Why is it significant to say relevant?

You know, if not, you will die. (laughter) They will not phone you, they are bored, they are drained to see what you are performing. It is not attractive all over again. It is legitimate that I like hard myself first. I like showing new things.

Does exhibiting up every working day help generate better fascination in you work?

I informed myself just about every 3 or four times. I try to remember when I invested a very long time and did not put up. I have a feeling if you are not submitting they will eliminate your web site from your followers. Individuals that I abide by, since they never put up I have not seen them yet again. So even if they write-up all over again I will not see it. It is also to continue to keep my web page energetic. It is also my primary profits, my primary money is generating on this account. I sell matters by way of my inbox. every single time I put up they ask me what I have offered.

Do you have a daily exercise that you have in area?

Yes, that everyday exercise is in my feeding  simply because you know when you are human body is not feeling well you can not feel straight, you are not able to even make so in the morning I have a ritual. I like taking warm h2o, from time to time with citrus, lime, I eat a great deal of fruit. I am telling you like another person is addicted to cocaine I am addicted to fruit. I can’t remain in my home devoid of owning fruit, banana, apple, orange, tangerine. If I don’t have fruit that is in year I will have at least have my warm drinking water with ginger or apple cider vinegar or lime or kombucha.


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