Meet Rashida

Coopérative Féminine de Poterie Cérame
Founded in 2007
Craft: Pottery

Rashida created the first female pottery co-op in all of Morocco. Traditionally a field dominated by men, this was no small feat and wrought plenty of its own challenges but Rashida persisted. Not having finished school, she taught herself the intricacies of the craft by watching her sister and promised herself to never let her lack of education limit her potential. Rashida sees untold value in bringing a female voice to the male-centric world of pottery and is proud of the work she has created so far. As long as she is able, she swears to keep producing the highest quality pottery in Safi and recruit as many women as possible along the way.