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Postcard from Marrakech: claytime playtime with the kids

Posted by Lucy Fennings on February 27th, 2009

Maryam Montague, My Marrakesh bloggerThis week, we bring you tidings from our newest co-blogger, Marrakech-based American abroad, Maryam Montague (right). Maryam is the self-confessed design junkie and boutique hotel addict behind the gorgeous to look at, lovely to read My Marrakesh blog. Here’s her first Smith postcard, with a great insider tip on a child-friendly activity in the usually tricky-for-kids Morocco

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Child-friendly Marrakech – making pottery at ArterreEvery Saturday morning I send my small troublemakers (aka my children) out to play in the mud – ahem, in the clay, that is – at Arterre, a Marrakech potting studio tailormade for the junior set. In an inspiring courtyard atelier, kiddies can knead clay to their heart’s content, create at potting wheels just their size, and learn about glazing and firing under the watchful eye of Arterre’s proprietor, an accomplished potter herself.

Now the very best part is that visitors and tourists with children are most welcome, too! Children’s sessions are held throughout the week and a convenient time is sure to be found. The 1.5 hour classes give parents just enough time to dash – child-free – into a boutique or two in Marrakech’s new city of Guéliz. Or savour a latte (known as a nouss-nouss, in Arabic) and a book at a café without interruption…

Arterre: Ateliers d’Art, Ceramique et Creation
44 Lot. Alaoud, Semlalia, Marrakech
(+212) 015-644-274
email: cineterie [at] yahoo [dot] com
A 90-minute session costs 150 dirhams (less than $20)

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2 Responses to “Postcard from Marrakech: claytime playtime with the kids”

  1. Hello! We are Lydia and Victor the authors of http://objetivolima.wordpress.com (also nominated by Lonely Planet in the Best Spanish language blog cattegory). We would like to congratulate you for your blog and congratulate you on your nomination and wish you all the best.

    Kind regards

    Lydia and Victor

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