Moroccan Pottery experience with Vid Polončič
22st to 29th Octobre 2024
Was introduced to pottery in 2011 when researching various aspects of clay and ceramic production processes under the mentorship of academic sculptor and potter Eva Peterson Lenassi. He is currently enhancing his knowledge and sharpening his skills under the guidance of Štefan Zelko from Prekmurje, one of the few contemporary traditional potters in Slovenia whose practices are UNESCO protected as intangible cultural heritage. Today, Vid leads his pottery workshops and creates in the Pottery Atelier of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana.
The pottery wheels are light, portable and of fascinating design. Each wheel is a unique product that, in addition to its design, also contains traditional knowledge and manual skills related to the craft. I want my pottery wheels to be artistic products of aesthetic beauty.
Discover the riches of southern Morocco; sand dunes, plateaus and oases. From Marrakech, you cross the High Atlas, descend to the Daraa Valley, cross the great zagoura and Mhamid desert. In addition, you will discover all the wealth of the Zagora region: the stage city for the caravans who went across the Sahara to bring back the precious salt, gold and ivory from Timbuktu. Under palm trees, fruit trees and crops, a multitude of villages and sumptuous kasbah are available to you. You will leave Zagora via the Drâa valley by the road leading to Ouarzazate, and from there will join the pearl of the south: Marrakech.
The tasting of Berber dishes accompanied by mint tea
- The walk on the back of camels in the dunes
- The night in a bivouac at the feet of the dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Visiting the old Koranic library and pottery workshops in the Tamgroute region
- Lunch and discovery of the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, jewel of UNESCO
- The oases of Telouet and the gorges (Dades and Toudgha)
- Visiting the Boughafe souk, the ruins of Sijilmassa and the oases of Zagora
- Free visit to the city of Zagora
- The visit to the Djemaa el Fna market place in Marrakech.
Included services :
- Private luxury vehicle with A/C and fuel for all the trip.
-Driver-guide (English speaking).
-Accommodation at Hotels, Riads, Guest house (rooms with bathroom and air conditioning ) + full board
-Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)
-Several stops to take pictures , drink coffee and W.C
-Exploring Kasbah, Oasis and Valleys
These prices do not include:
- Round trip flights to Marrakech
- Alcoholic or non-alcoholic consumption taken during meals
- The supplement for a single room.
- The visit price of certain monuments,
- On-site purchases.
Gallery Photos :
Good To Know
This pottery tour to Morocco has been specially curated to make sure we are photographing in the best light possible. You will learn about the best time of day to photograph and how to overcome challenging lighting situations. Relaxing when the light is harsh and shooing when the light is good.
Expect sunrises and sunsets over the Sahara Desert, portraits of the Berbers of the desert and private photoshoots with traditionally dressed men and women.
Don’t expect the typical tourist locations! Where others might go in, we go around. This is a custom designed travel tour, by a photographer, for pottery enthusiasts. Expect sunsets in the Sahara, Camel Caravans on the dunes, perfecting your street pottery in Marrakech and dinner under the stars deep in the desert.
Prepare to lose yourself in the musical magic and cultural richness of this Berber-Arab-Spanish-Portuguese-French exotic land.
On our pottery Tours, we like to take our time. In each place, you will get to fully explore the location. This means you will discover all the hidden gems and meet people on a deeper level.
We want to make sure you have time to get the best photographs possible. That means if you feel like taking a break, and skipping a location or exploring on your own, that’s not a problem. We are here to support your photographic passion, and if that means taking a break that’s fine by us!
Morocco is a country of extremes unlike no other. From the cities of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca whose streets come alive with the aroma of exotic spices and the sound of Andalusian music. To the silence and tranquility that can only be found high in the Atlas Mountains or deep in the Sahara Desert.
We invite you to get lost with us in the labyrinth like streets of Morocco’s medieval cities and colonial towns, before finding sanctuary (and mint tea) in the tranquility of the Riads.
Journey with is into the Sahara Desert where you will watch the sunrise above the highest golden sand dunes. For those of you craving adventure, you will have the option to journey even deeper into the desert on a camel for a 2-hour trek to spend the night in Berber tents dining under the stars.
This pottery tour has been specially curated to offer you an authentic taste of Morocco. With a mix of medieval cities, colonial towns, rolling mountains, rugged coastlines, and golden desert. Morocco really is a photographers dream. Adventure awaits you on our photo tour to exotic Morocco.