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ancient peruvian pottery

Culture & Craft: Discovering Peruvian Pottery

Discovering new art—especially pottery— is an important part of my experience when I travel. On a recent trip I spent time perusing Peruvian pottery from the Incas and other indigenous cultures. Their artwork inspired new reflections on the important links between craft, culture and storytelling. They’re links worth preserving! Craft as storytelling People all over …

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Moroccan Pottery in Safi

Moroccan Pottery from Safi

At first glance, there isn’t a lot of tourist appeal to Safi. Located on the rugged Atlantic Coastline, Safi never became a popular seaside town for sunbathers and surfers. There is a large, industrialized fishing port with sardine canneries, textile plants and a chemical phosphate plant just south of the city. In front of the …

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Fang cuit ceramics festival

Fang Cuit 2018 – Ceramics Festival in La Bisbal D’empordà

This August I took a trip to La Bisbal D’empordà, about two hours North of Barcelona along the Costa Brava of Northern Spain. Each summer the Bisbal Ceramics School puts together a ceramics festival called Fang Cuit (meaning “cooked clay”). The festival offers six days of conferences, exhibitions, demonstrations and performances. It’s all about learning, …

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