(update:Washington Post Magazine
"He Makes Animals Out of Cans"
This is a first person narrative about the exhibitor community at Eastern Market, Market 5 Gallery's Arts and Crafts Festival at Eastern Market and The Flea Market at Eastern Market on Capital Hill in Washington, DC. @Sonda T. Allen-Turtle's Webb 1978-2017
Habiba Bahri ( Tunis Arts.) She has known about Eastern Market since the late 1970's. She says that back in the day it was listed as a place of interest to visit on "metro maps." She started selling her family's traditional pottery at Eastern Market in 1998, and that family has made pottery in Tunis for five generations, with a factory located in Nabeul, Tunis. Ms. Bahri was also trained as a potter. The traditional name for this pottery is "Foukhar." Ms. Bahri is proud to say that one can cook, bake and serve in "Foukhar" pottery. One of the things that will attract you to her stand in the school yard on Sundays is the extraordinary colors of her earthenware. These colors, she says, are typical colors inspired by the Mediterranean.
Sonda T. Allen