Al Fakher Pottery
Al Fakher Pottery is one of the last remaining, authentic community of potters in the UAE that use traditional methods of pottery making.
Verified by Make Works UAE October 2017
|Location||Al Dhaid, Sharjah|
Size of pottery can not exceed 80 cm width x 300 cm height due to kiln size restrictions. Glazing is not possible, and pots can only be painted after they have been fired.
|Turnaround Time||10 Days|
|Starting Cost||5 - 20 AED|
|Production Access||by appointment|
MaterialsPakistani Clay Fujeirah Clay
ProcessesCarving Kiln Firing Hand Building Wheel Throwing
MachinesKiln Potters Wheel Slab Roller
Al Fakher Pottery was established by Thomas K. Joseph in 1985, when he moved to the UAE from Kerala seeking new work. Since then, it has remained a family run business with his two sons taking over the day to day activities of the pottery factory. All of the master potters at Al Fakher hail from Kerala, India where they have been trained in the art of pottery making for many years. The resident master potter, Mr. Santosh Kumar, is renowned for mixing Indian and Arabic aesthetics, and is well known for creating many of the unique pottery styles that are sold in traditional markets all over the UAE.
Contact Al Fakher Pottery
|Contact||Joseph K. Thomas
|Phone||+97155 8424577, +9716 8825618|
|Map||View on Google Maps|
|Address||E88 Road, Dhaid-Masafi Road, Al Dhaid, Sharjah|