Ceramic with cobalt
approx 10"W x 5"H
This large ceramic bowl, decorated with with geometric patterns inside and out, is a work of art magnificent enough to be the feature of a collection. For everyday use it will make a stunning vessel for fruit, salad, or snacks. The base provides a hanger to display the dish on a wall, if desired.
In Moroccan ceramics, blue and white are the signature colors of Fez.
These bowls are handmade and hand-painted with traditional Berber designs in cobalt blue by skilled young students at an artisan school in Fez.
- These ceramics come from Le Centre de Formation et de Qualification dans les Métiers de l’ Artisanat (CFQMA) à Fès.
The king of Morocco sponsored this new government institution in Fez as a vocational training center for traditional handicrafts. Visitors are welcome to watch young adult students at work learning a trade and to support the school by purchasing crafts directly from the workshop.
We loved buying from the CFQMA because it represents our interests in preserving and continuing the beauty of handmade functional art in Moroccan culture, and because it was fun to observe and interact with the friendly students and staff.