Fayoum Pottery School Ceramic Dip Dish with Dotty Fish
Fayoum Pottery School Ceramic Dip Dish with Dotty Fish
Fayoum Pottery School Ceramic Dip Dish with Dotty Fish

Fayoum Pottery School Ceramic Dip Dish with Dotty Fish

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  • Handmade in Egypt
  • Size: 10.5(Dia) x 3(H) cms
  • Material: Clay handmade by a student of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt
  • Handwash only & not suitable for the microwave

This sweet little dip dish has a charming shape with a small footed base and is great for serving for dipping, for serving condiments, or even for teabags. Or of course simply to look at and enjoy! 

This ceramic dip dish with dotty fish has been lovingly handmade by one of the students of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt and depicts a little fish decorated with blue dots swimming in reeds - probably as can be seen along the shores of the nearby lake.

The Fayoum Pottery School was started in the 1980s by Swiss potter Evelyne Porret and her husband Michel Pastore in a small hamlet called Tunis in Fayoum, an oasis south-west of Cairo. 

As the hamlet is set in an agricultural area and along the shores of a large salt-water lake called Lake Qaroun, many of the students take inspiration from local rural pastoral or fishing scenes for their designs.

As each piece is made entirely by hand, there are variations in size, pattern and colour which add to its charm and should be considered a mark of the potter who made it. No two pieces are alike, though many can be grouped or used together beautifully.

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