Making method: handmade
Country of Manufacture: Morocco, Safi
outer diameter: 12cm = 4.72 inches
Height: 15 cm = 5.9 inches
Weight: 907 grams = 32 oz
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Artisans carry on centuries-old traditions in their designs are passed on through families.
The three main pottery centers are Safi, Fes, and Meknes.
Safi is by the far the largest production center where apprentice workers kneed the clay and skilled artisans create the shapes out of the sun-baked clay on the potter’s wheel.
Designs are etched on the wet clay and dried in the sun.
They are then fired in kilns to evaporate the moisture from the clay, cooled, and then decorated with colored glazes which make them water-resistant.
Pottery from Safi is known for its metal inlays and is often made of red clay and glazed in green, turquoise, and black.
“Moroccan potter working in the workshop on the pottery wheel near Ouarzazate, Morocco.”
Potters throughout Morocco also use modern multicolored designs as well as traditional patterns.
If you visit Safi you will find the Quartier des Potiers or Potters’ Quarter near the Portuguese fortifications known as the Kechla and the National Ceramic Museum, which is in the Kechla.
It displays the typical pottery styles throughout the country, and, from the walls of the fort, you can see the potters’ hill, with potters at work at their kilns.
Master potter Moulay Ahmed Serghini also has a studio in Safi, where visitors, including children, can take lessons in ceramics workshops.
Serghini’s work, which has been displayed at the British Museum, is also for sale throughout the city.
The floral and geometric Moroccan designs are available in cobalt blue and multi-colored.
This highly decorative ceramic style was greatly influenced by the Moorish Andalusian period when the moors and the jews fled the Reconquista in 1492 and settled in Fes.
Antique blue and white Fassi pottery pieces appear in museums such as the Marrakech Museum or the National Ceramic Museum in Safi.