Who?

Fatimata is an empathic and inclusive person, she has an intrinsic motivation for human-centered needs

and understands the value of design to bring revolution in peoples’ lives.

As a ceramicist, she owns skills for various materials, applied and industrial techniques. Her deep interest in learning by doing allows her to explore and facilitate creative paths for new opportunities and directions.


Fatimata has over 15 years experience in the craft and design world. She has worked with craftspeople in places such as Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. She is the co-founder of Dakar-Next; a design studio-laboratory based in Dakar, Senegal and editor of Pattern and Texture by Essence; a blog that promotes craft and design in Africa.

Fatimata was a guest speaker at the Metropolis Conference for “Local Talent, Global Markets” at the ICFF 2011

Coordinator for 2010 and 2011 Equator 24 editions, a bike challenge in Congo to promote equality in African schools.

Co-founder of the 1st International Food Festival Afroeats in 2013 in Dakar, Senegal. Co-curator for ‘Design 4 People’ for Dakar Biennale 2012 edition.


Fatimata graduated from Central Saint Martins of London and she is currently completing her MA in Design Management at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

[See :krit]




[See :krit] est une collection de bijoux en céramique inspirés par les "Fortune Cookies". Ces biscuits chinois de la chance, initialement inspirés par une recette traditionnelle japonaise, contiennent des messages à l'intérieur destinés à porter chance. Tels des biscuits, les bijoux de la collection [See :krit] incarnent notre voyage incertain à travers la vie. Au fil du temps, la vie semble se dévoiler peu à peu à nous. Chaque page de celle-ci nous révèle le secret de ses tours. La céramique met l'accent sur la fragilité de la vie, les formes pliées, combinées, les coups de pinceau noir, d’or et de platine sont le reflet de notre riche expérience tout au long de ce parcours qu'est la vie…
Collaboration avec Madeleine Bomboté, architecte d'intérieur