Moroccan Mosaic Fountain 18017
Handmade Moroccan mosaic fountain 18017
Moroccan mosaic fountain made with our zellij mosaics at our mosaic tile design studio in Morocco. water pipe, pump, and handmade brass spout included.
This handmade Moroccan mosaic tile fountain can also be custom made in your own size, shape, application (floor or wall fountain), mosaic type, scale and colors. We will handle design, drawings, making of the mosaic and assembly into a fountain that will be made just for you and will be delivered to your home.
Applications: Indoors and outdoors, gardens, patio, hotel, spa, etc.
How to Order
A- Select colors your fountain
- As shown in main product photo.
- Custom colors. Select your color combination from color palette. When you chose custom colors, we will work with you or you designer in order to achieve your desired coloration once we receive your order.
- Air freight: 5 days approx.
- Ocean freight: 6 weeks approx.
Production: 4 to 8 weeks approx depending on size
Returns: This sale is final and we will not accept any returns.
Questions: e-mail us at email@example.com
Handmade Moroccan wall fountain by highly skilled artisans in Morocco using the same techniques used to make tile and mosaics in the infamous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain in the 13th century.
When you order moroccan tiles, it is always custom made for you.
Understanding the basics of zellij production process will help you plan ahead of time and will make you appreciate more your product knowing what it takes to make it for you.
01 Preparation of the clay
Once collected from the quarries of Fez, the clay is mixed in large basins and let sit for at least 48 hours until a homogeneous paste is formed.
02 Sun Drying and Molding
The clay is shaped into rectangle with wooden molds measuring of 10 cm by 20 cm or 4" by 8". These bricks of clay are then dried in the hot sun for a few days.
Once sundried, the rough clay bricks are manually cut in two distinct shapes, 5 cm by 15 cm or 2" by 6 " for the terracotta family and 10 cm by 10 com or 4" by 4" for the zellij family. The later is the base for all our handcut ceramic and mosaic tiles.
The shaped and formed clay is sundried for a second time in the shade, then baked firstly at low temperature. Once the moisture is completely out, the kiln is fired at high temperature to bake the tile. This process takes a few weeks.
First finished product from production process step 1
First production step results in two product families:
- Natural Unglazed Terracotta
- Natural Unglazed Zellij which will be cut in ceramic and mosaic tile shapes
Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing.
After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking.
The final glazed tiles are then cut into specific shapes from basic square tiles to more complex geometric shapes.
08 Mosaics Assembly
This is the last step of production where your mosaics are assembled in either interlocking units or custom fitted based on client’s choice.
This is the last step of production where your mosaics are scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing.