Here we present our fine ceramic plates, which will enhance your dining experience immensely. Our ceramic plates are built to last and look great for years to come. In many ways, ceramics can elevate a mealtime experience, and we couldn't agree more.
First, our ceramic plates' one-of-a-kind textures and patterns will enrich your dining experience by appealing to multiple senses. The texture of your plate can enhance your dining experience by balancing the flavors and textures of your food, whether you're eating a salad or a steak.
The second is that our ceramic plates are made to make your food look its best. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns provide a visually appealing backdrop for your culinary creations, while the glossy glaze finish lends an air of refined elegance to your table.
The art of pottery and ceramics can be considered one of Morocco's true treasures. It is the most representative form of handicraft in the local culture, having Berber and Moorish cultural influences, and featuring a wide range of design options and color palettes.
Red clay, in its solid form, contains minerals and rocks that have been weathered over time. These pieces are traditionally made from red clay. After the rocks have been collected, they are crushed into a powder to produce the clay. After that, powdered clay is combined with water to create wet clay, and this step comes before the wedging process.
Materials: Organic CLAY
Origin: Morocco ( FEZ )
Color: Every piece has unique patterns, if you have requirements about colors contact us.
CLEANING YOUR PLATES:
• Wash your plates by hand with a soft cloth or sponge, wipe it out with warm water and a little mild soap-based cleaning agent, and dry it off
• Products 100% handmade
• Resistant to abrasion and discoloration.
• Please bear in mind that this is handmade therefore it may have imperfections or irregularities which shouldn't be viewed as defects but instead considered to add to the item's beauty and authenticity.
• You will receive the exact piece as pictured
Clay, a material unique to Fes, is mined only there, at a location known as Ben Jellik. The first step is transporting the clay here, where it will sit for 20 days to dry. Afterward, we use a heavy hammer to smash it into smaller pieces, and after another day of drying, we soak it in water for two days. Next, there are those who sort through the clay, removing any rocks or other debris before passing it on. Because of its proximity to the sun, Fes is the only place on Earth where you can experience this kind of action.
Other workers then shape the clay dough into flower vases, jars, plates, and so on, a skill passed down through generations.
Then we bake the handmade items at 2000 degrees for 8 hours. Next, we'll be painting the goods to match the colors of the walls, tables, and fortune cookies.
We use dyes made from plants and minerals to give our goods a more authentic look. Horse hair is used to make paintbrushes. They employ many hues, including blue, red, black, etc.
After they are finished, the products are coated with a material that makes them shiny before being baked again for 8 hours on burned wood. The paint holds up to both hot and cold water, and you can use them indefinitely.
Next, Nekkach is given Zellige after it has been painted and baked a second time; the type of pattern used on Zellige is determined by its final location. He lays them out backward in a geometric design inspired by historic sites like Karaouiyn and royal palaces.
When they are dry, we apply a material called "la resina" or "cola sima" and hang them up to dry. The Zellige pattern is revealed after they are flipped to their front sides. Clay artisans in Fes, Morocco, created that.
Shipping: Since these products are made to order, it will take 15 days to create your order and another 2–3 business days to ship it. Please contact us via email if you have any questions.