Originally from the Eastern Cape, Noma Dyosiba has lived in Lower Crossroads for three years. With four children of her own and three foster children, ages ranging from six to 23 years, she has a strong motivation to find employment to put food on the table. In 2006 she started making necklaces, scarves, earrings and brooches to sell, but realised that she needed a greater variety of skills to generate a decent income. This ultimately led her to join Mhani Gingi’s ceramics project in 2012.
Her ambition is to set up a studio in Lower Crossroads to impart skills to younger, disadvantaged women. Currently Dyosiba is enjoying perfecting her technique of making soap dishes and small bowls, and sometimes finds it difficult to part with her products because she likes them so much.