Sylvester "Adelabu" Clarke


Adélabu aka Adé, is a self-taughtArtist, Designer, and Weaver. he adopted the name Adélabu from the Yorubatribe, in West Africa, as a lover of African things. “Live to love”, and“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians4:13) are two of the philosophies he lives by. His business name is “Adélabu’s”. Inspiration for his creations comes from life, the environment, and his spirituality. His main objective is to concentrate on developing his skills in art and design, tothe highest level. Adelabu has pursued courses at Barbados Community College and Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, as well as a short course inTapestry, Weaving, and Dyeing Techniques in the United Kingdom - 2014. A recipient of many awards in the Arts, I he has staged multiple solo exhibitions, fashion shows, and participated in numerous group exhibitions. He has taught Weaving at Lester Vaughan Secondary School in 2009, as well as pottery at many different places. As a person with Dyslexia, he is passionate about helping persons like himself. To this end, Adelabu founded and is thePresident/C.E.O. of the “Bajan Stars Dyslexia Support Organization” (Charity#659). Each piece of Adé’s work is created with passion and dedication. The brand Adé ranks high in Art andDesign circles in Barbados for its quality, originality, design, and outstanding workmanship.  He makes his statements in the Arts through textiles, lino, mono printing, handmade paper, and sculpture.

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