Animal Fantasies – Kabylie, Berber Ceramics – Algeria

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17. Bird bank, 1980 (7" x 8")

17. Bird bank, 1980 (7″ x 8″)

Among the Berber people of Kabylie in Algeria it is the women who are the potters. They make all kinds of bowls and plates but also produce animal models. The work is painted with mineral colours and fired in an open bonfire.

Hand modelled bird with black and cream painted decoration. The idea of a pottery bank probably first came from Europe and dates back many centuries. Its most famous form is the piggy bank.

Catalogue

Animal Fantasies Introduction

Wales Meri Wells | Frances Woodley | Alan and Ruth Barrett-Danes | Justin James | Tony White | Catrin Howell

England John Maltby | Janice Tchalenko | Geoffrey Eastop

Latvia Peteris Martinsons

South Africa Ardmore ceramic studio

Algeria Kabylie, Berber ceramics

Mexico Conception Aguilar, Ocotlan

Pre-20th Century China | Britain

For more information please contact Louise Chennell: loc@aber.ac.uk

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