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The passing of the Hon. Cecil Baugh marks the end of a dynamic chapter in the country’s heritage and cultural development.
Cecil Baugh was highly respected in Jamaica and internationally. His death has left a gaping hole throughout the artistic community.
Cecil Baugh was a gifted and talented master potter who gave Jamaica and the world many great works of art. His distinctive work achieved worldwide recognition.
He was a devoted teacher who tutored many young Jamaicans of talent. Their eventual mastery of the art form is a tribute to his outstanding achievement.
He was a humble Jamaican who express pride and confidence in his country through his inspiring work.
I extend sincere condolence to his family and friends and all who mourn his loss.