Ladi Kwali


Born in: 1925

Sculpture, Pottery

Born in 1925, in Kwali, Northern Nigeria, Ladi Kwali was a Nigerian Potter. She was born and raised in an area where pottery was an indigenous female tradition, she was taught to make pottery as a child by her aunt using the traditional method of coiling.

In her early years of practice, Ladi Kwali created pottery pieces that were influenced by the Gbagyi tradition, with emphasis on personal idioms. Her pieces have some mathematical quality which can be seen in the display of symmetry in her works.