IBKKI

"IBKKI was above all an invitation to travel. One day Azel suggested Youri visit his home in Kabylie to show him the treasures of this region".

FOUNDED BY

Azel & Youri

About Ibkki

2 FOUNDERS + 6 ARTISANS

"We love unique craftmanship, that’s why our production is limited to 10 pieces of each design".

Azel, Co-Founder Ibkki

our design

Respecting the LOCAL PROCESS

We choose to work in residency. Over several months, we worked in the mountains of Djurdjura alongside local artisans in their pottery workshops. Together, we designed and made each of the objects that we’re so proud to present to you now. We work closely with the artisans in their workshop and learn from them, without ever imposing ourselves. Our approach is that of apprentices, in order to master the local processes.

A SYMBIOSIS OF TECHNIQUES

Every day at the workshop is a moment of sharing, we are constantly discussing and learning from each other. And our objects are proof of this; each of them is the culmination of the work of 2 to 3 people. They pass from the craftsmen's hands to ours in a constant exchange of techniques.

Understanding ANCESTRAL MATERIALS

By understanding where the clay came from, we could handle and shape it in such a way as to honour it. The clay originates in Mother Earth and tells a local story. Worked by those who wish to use it, the earth becomes a material for artisanal creation into which are blended powders of varying hues. Know-how transmitted from generation to generation.