Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Earth has Three Colors: A Celebration of Moroccan Ceramics

“The Earth has Three Colors: A Celebration of Moroccan Ceramics” Lecture by David Packer. Wednesday, November 27 at 5:30.  ALC Fes in Room 1 - Organised by the ALC-ALIF Cultural Heritage Club.

The first full-length publication to provide a comprehensive overview of Moroccan ceramics, The Earth has Three Colors, traces its history from the rural domestic pottery of the indigenous peoples that inhabit the Rif Mountains, through 20th century Modernism, to the contemporary art of Marrakech. The three sections of the book center on the three different clay colors used in Morocco: indigenous red, traditional gray, and industrial white. This hardbound edition, with ten chapters, written in English with a French translation, is published for historians, collectors, ceramists and travelers: this invaluable survey brings the fascinating and previously hidden history of Moroccan ceramics into the international spotlight for the first time.

David Packer is a New York based artist who often works with ceramics; he was born in England and has lived in the United States since 1983. Packer’s fascination with Moroccan ceramics and the desire to write a book began in Fez in 2011, when he was a Fulbright scholar.

David’s book is for sale in the ALC bookstore, if you’d like to have him sign your copy.


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