1ocm Ceramic Fes bowl
This 10cm ceramic bowl was handmade and painted in Fes, Morocco. It is made from grey clay which is unique to Fes and is a very hard-wearing clay.
Fes is one of the three major centres for ceramics in Morocco, and is known for for producing the finest work. The techniques are handed down from generation to generation. The clay used in Fes is fine and the glazed patterns are usually intricate.
The imperial city of Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. The walled medina or old part of the city is home to thousands of craftsmen in its vibrant souks.
Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere.
Watching the artisans at work is amazing, and many pieces are unique as the artisans do not use templates. Each piece is made on the pottery wheel, driven by foot. In Fassi potteries today, each component of the process is done by different people – from preparing the clay, producing the clay article, firing the kilns, painting each piece and then firing.
For a good explanation of how they make ceramics in Fes, take a look at this video, featuring the charming Mustapha.
This 10cm Fes bowl is safe to be used for food or just for decoration. This size is handy for storing small trinkets, or small condiments. Please don’t put this piece in the dishwasher but hand-wash it in warm soapy water.
The bowl measure 10cm in diameter and stands 6cm high.