Tuesday, September 11, 2007


COMMUTERS travelling to and from Lautoka will notice brightly coloured pots on display at Velovelo.
At first glance you might think the pots are made of clay but they are not. They are made of fibre glass.
They are the creation of boat builder Ashok Kumar.
The 43-year-old from Nailaga said the pots were a hobby he promised himself he would make one day.
"I started a year ago and so far it has been going all right," he said.
"It took me 10 months to mould a design of the pot but it now takes me a day to put two to three pots together.
"The structure is made of fibre glass and finished with coral sand."
Mr Kumar said the materials were imported from Malaysia.
He said he decided to use fibre glass because it was unbreakable and the original designs remains.
"Fibre glass does not decay and will not smash like clay. In the sun the colour will be retained and can be used for various purposes as in storage of water. The pots can fetch up to $200 and we supply schools, supermarkets and other places in the west."

Adapted from Fijitimes Online