The fair will bring together 120 sector professionals who will showcase their crafts and attend training sessions to develop their skills.
Rabat – The city of Fez will host the first National Pottery and Handcrafted Zellij (Mosaic tiles) on December 20-29, at the Champs Course area in the city center.
The 10-day-long fair will take place under the theme: “The Pottery and artisanal Zellij sector, an undeniable contribution to the national ecosystem.”
Partnering with the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport, and Social Economy, the Fes-Meknes Region Handicrafts Chamber has organized the event to raise awareness and sensitize artisans about the environmental challenges linked to the use of clay in their work.
Bringing together 120 sector professionals including artisans, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), professional cooperatives, and actors who will all present their crafts, the event will be an opportunity to promote traditional pottery and Zellij, introduce the profession to the public, and provide an opportunity for exchange ideas and experiences between the sector professionals.
The exhibition is set to comprise several spaces including an area for the products of the laureates of vocational training institutions specialized in crafts, an area for antique products, in addition to an area for technical equipment in relation to the manufacture of pottery and ceramic products, and another one dedicated to partner institutions and children.
The event will also see seminars and round tables led by researchers and pottery specialists.
Artisans will also have the opportunity to benefit from training sessions to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the field.
The show will also pay tribute to the best master craftsmen who have left their mark in the sector.