Mrs. Evelyne Porret, the famous Pottery artist of Tunis Village, Fayoum, passed away late Tuesday at the age of 85 years.
The Swiss artist came to Egypt in 1960 with her husband Michel Pastore after finishing studying arts especially ceramics.
Next, she established a pottery studio and collaborated with artist Ramses Wissa Wassef for organizing pottery lessons and workshops for children in remote areas such as rural areas and Upper Egypt.
After that, the Swiss artist founded her famous pottery school Tunis village that contributed to converting a village to an international spot of arts and for artists.
The Swiss Embassy in Egypt posted a mourning post for the late artist. It said: “These different experiences prompted her to create a pottery school in Fayoum’s Tunis village which has over the years significantly contributed to the development of the community, women empowerment and has put Tunis village in Fayoum in the tourism.”
Several of her students started opening their private workshops which helped them in developing their living levels and gaining good income.
In addition, she supported the presence of girls in her school to assist them to earn their living and gaining fine income. Also, she was targeting to enhance and promote the talents of young women in the field of arts.
She continued teaching students in her school and managing it until her final moments in this world.
After the news of her death, various people posted tributes to the Lady of Pottery in Fayioum on Twitter and Facebook.
Various Social Media audiences expressed that Porret asked to be buried in Fayoum.