The Cockpit Country’s endless reserve of organic resources finds direct resonance in the local artists and artisans whose work is a reflection of the region. Painters, sculptors and craftsmen all borrow from the natural landscape and its inherent beauty, thereby creatively giving back to their home soil.
The Cockpit Country is made up of several distinct communities, each of which offers a unique window onto Jamaican culture. Some of the main regions include, Accompong, Flagstaff, Windsor, Wait-A-Bit/Litchfield, and Sherwood Content. Many of these centers are located close to the Cockpit interior, while others can be reached via a 2-3 hour drive.
Ceramic potter Garfield Williams studied at West Humber Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada, before returning to Jamaica in early 2000. Originally from Balaclava, St. Elizabeth, Williams began making drawings and [...]