Home Art Making money make sense

Making money make sense

Boarding and taking off to his dreams with his handy crafts and talents.

The nature of his former job has compelled Jonas Teofilus to take on the art of designing and pursuing his God-given talent. Teofilus who has worked as an aircraft technician at Tsumeb Airport says he was inspired by his former boss to start the crafting of aircraft like ornaments. 

Teofilus uses corrugated irons and a variety of other materials to design aeroplane and helicopter-like ornaments. “My products are handmade because I do not have any machines to help me bend the materials,” he said. 

“When I left my job at Tsumeb Airport I started designing these ornaments as a hobby. However, it was my nephew who fueled my efforts to really pursue the talent,” he added. 

Having started in 2018, Teofilus says he is still on the pursuit of finding clients for his products. “I have tried getting a stall at Ongwediva Trade Fair to sell my products but couldn’t secure any. I have also reached out to the constituency counsellor of Okaku and the governor of Oshana to sell these ornaments. However, I will keep trying my best,” he said.

Ideally, Teofilus says, his target customers are hotels, airports, foreigners and anyone who likes décor and would love to have the beautiful ornaments in their spaces.

“I have encountered customers who wanted to buy these ornaments for their children but they are unfortunately not toys. These are not child friendly and may cause injury because of the helicopter blades. However, I am working on fixing that to make sure that I craft toys for kids as well,” he said.

CREATIVE: Support Teofilus today! 

PHOTO: Contrbuted

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Eight more bolster knockout project as countdown begins

    With only three days left to the much-anticipated fight against homelessness, eight more corporate...

Preparations on course for KFW

Pricilla Mukokobi Preparations for the Katutura Fashion Week are progressing well despite the limited number...

Stylist scoops another international nomination

Wilka Kayoko Award winning stylist, Reinhardt Mahalie has been nominated for the Designer Awards Africa...

PDK BAGS 2 AWARDS, SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO TUPAC SHAKUR

It was PDK’s night after bagging two awards at the 5th NAMA Premium...

Creating a safe transport haven for women with DJ Khadijah

Wilka Kayoko DJ, model, actress and entrepreneur Khadijah Mouton has launched her female-only taxi business. Dubbed ‘Wheels on Heels’...