Fayoum Pottery School Small Cup with Grass Clusters
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- Handmade in Egypt
- Size: 7(Dia) x 6(H) cms
- Material: Clay handmade by a student of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt
- Handwash only & not suitable for the microwave
The Fayoum Pottery School Small Cup with Grass Clusters is a dainty & delightful little cup with lots of uses. It's perfect for serving nuts or treats, for sea salt flakes at table, for espresso or jasmine tea, chocolate mousse or a scoop of ice cream. And it can even be used as a tealight holder!
Made entirely by hand by one of the students of the Fayoum Pottery School in Egypt, its design features little clusters of grass and a border adorned with blue dots. It can be used on its own or paired with other small cups from the Fayoum Pottery School collection.
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