Claude Graves in Morocco 1973
In 1973 Claude and Elaine Graves set out to find the roots of their craft and document potters still working in these ancient traditions. They havestudied, worked with and documented folk potters in Spain, North Africa,Mexico, Bolivia and the Canary Islands. This research is shared with thepublic through the slide show "Folk Potters Around the World" which tracesthe Majolica pottery tradition from Africa to the New World.This photo was taken in Safi, Morocco in 1973 and shows Claude Graves atthe wheel learning how to make fluted lips on a bowl. Safi is a coastaltown famous for the "hill of the potters" with its conglomeration ofancient kilns and pottery shops that produce ware that is shipped allaround the country.