Fayoum Pottery School Small Ceramic Bowl with Palm Fronds
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- Handmade in Egypt
- Size: 11(Dia) x 9(H) cms
- Material: Clay handmade by a student of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt
- Handwash only & not suitable for the microwave
This charming small ceramic bowl has a lovely shape and is great for serving snacks, nuts or olives or can even be used to hold salt or for dipping. Or of course simply to look at and enjoy!
Made entirely by hand by one of the students of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt, its design is simple and fun with palm fronds mixed with blue dots. Its little footed base adds character and presence to this little bowl.
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.
To learn more about the Fayoum Pottery School and to see the full collection, please click here