Needed terra-cotta pots for the garden, so we decided to go and visit an old artisan pottery maker in a sleepy village. Jisr El Qadi (Judge’s Bridge) is a small little village situated in one of the many canyons surrounding Beirut. A year round body of water flows thru it, and it’s well known for it’s clay potteries.
Arriving there all looked deserted, it seems the shop closed down and no one has been working there for ages. Luckily, the owner lives above the workshop and came down to show us around. His pottery maker died few years ago and work halted since. No one is interested in artisanal work anymore, he said. We managed to buy few items from his left over stock.
Enjoy the photos.