Lebanon, Reporting

Meet the last potter in Beit Shabab

My first piece for the Daily Star, profiling the last working potter in Beit Shabab, a small town nestled in Lebanon’s mountains.

BEIT SHABAB, Lebanon: Fawzi Fakhoury’s hands are calloused and brown. Hours of shaping tough clay and standing in front of a burning wood oven have stained them shades darker than the rest of his body and toughened them so they are like leather. He is a short man with salt and pepper hair and bushy eyebrows, dressed in simple, mud-stained clothes. His weathered hands stand testimony to the thousands of pots he has created for the better part of his life.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Lifestyle/2013/Jun-20/220923-meet-the-last-potter-in-beit-shabab.ashx#ixzz2X7ZfO8Bw
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)


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