Ceramic pottery factory in Fes, Morocco

A potter at work in a Fes ceramic pottery factory

During our visit to the city of Fes in Morocco we visited a large cooperative ceramic pottery factory, as shown in today’s photos (and in my previous posting here – with more to come in a few days’ time).

Our tour group spent over an hour in the factory and shop. We were first taken on a tour of the artisans at work, observing first hand the delicate and intricate work being produced. We then had an opportunity to visit the adjoining shop and to purchase any of the finished items. Some of the larger items would have been very difficult to export to Australia, but we were assured that they could be packaged suitably for the long journey. I guess that the freight would have been a little steep, so I didn’t enquire. Many of  the larger items were out of reach when I looked at the price, but it was a pity that even some of the smaller items would have added considerably to the weight of our luggage, not to mention that we were not even half way through out trip and keeping such delicate – and breakable – items safe might have proved a major headache.

Artists at work in a Fes ceramic pottery factory

Some finished products in a Fes ceramic pottery factory

Some finished products in a Fes ceramic pottery factory

 

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