What led you to start Le Souk?
It was never a conscious decision. I was a former US diplomat with no background in ceramics, art, or even business. But when you start off as a small studio, you either sink or swim.Read More
Though founded in 1997, Le Souk Ceramique pays homage to an age-old tradition dating back nearly 2,000 years to ancient Rome. Much like its ancestors, Le Souk Ceramique does things the “old-fashioned way” in its studio in Nabeul, Tunisia, just kilometers from the Mediterranean coast.
Every piece is shaped from clay on a potter’s wheel, and then painted carefully by hand. In fact, the only modern technologies that Le Souk Ceramique employs are their high-temperature kiln and modern, food-safe paints and glazes.
Many items in Le Souk Ceramique’s collections combine African and Mediterranean aesthetics and cooking practices, paying homage to the region’s collision of cultures.