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Lombok Pottery Center

Lombok Pottery Center is a collection of four cooperatives: a staff cooperative and three village production cooperatives. The management team reports to the cooperative members. Lombok Pottery Center started as the Lombok Craft Project in 1988 working with potters to improve the standard of living for them and for their families. In 2005, the Lombok Pottery Project became a legal business owned by the potters’ cooperatives and a staff cooperative. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a sustainable environment for the potters and the community. The potters of Lombok have come from a community in which living standard is low, and where illiteracy and infant mortality rates are high. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Lombok Pottery Center since 2004 (initially through artisan group Pekerti).