A Palestinian working at a glass and ceramic factory in Hebron - West Bank

A Palestinian working at a glass and ceramic factory in Hebron - West Bank

Now super heated glass is moulded with clamps and claws to get the desired shape

Now super heated glass is moulded with clamps and claws to get the desired shape

Then it is placed back into the oven to re-heat it for further blowing and moulding

Then it is placed back into the oven to re-heat it for further blowing and moulding

Side view of the oven which was being used for the glass production

Side view of the oven which was being used for the glass production

Here different objects made with clay are ready for  painting

Here different objects made with clay are ready for painting

A worker is busy painting/colouring a decoration piece

A worker is busy painting/colouring a decoration piece

Some of the already finsihed products are in the shelves but they are not glazed yet

Some of the already finsihed products are in the shelves but they are not glazed yet

Now all of the workers are having their lunch - they were kind enough to invite me a lunch as well which I declined

Now all of the workers are having their lunch - they were kind enough to invite me a lunch as well which I declined

Different models for clay objects are stacked next to a fan

Different models for clay objects are stacked next to a fan

Here plates are placed inside the oven in order to get them glazed

Here plates are placed inside the oven in order to get them glazed

Here comes the beautiful

Here comes the beautiful "End Product"

It was a small business but employing many locals

It was a small business but employing many locals

Even in November, it was very hot in the factory. That's why there were few fans running to keep things cool

Even in November, it was very hot in the factory. That's why there were few fans running to keep things cool

Hebron's Old City still contains a quarter named the

Hebron's Old City still contains a quarter named the "Glass-Blower Quarter" and Hebron glass continues to serve as a tourist attraction

Beautiful vases, plates and cups on shleves inside a shop

Beautiful vases, plates and cups on shleves inside a shop

It requires lots of patience and skills to deign products like these ones

It requires lots of patience and skills to deign products like these ones

Though myself is never a shopping person but I ended up buying a single plate for myself as a souvenir

Though myself is never a shopping person but I ended up buying a single plate for myself as a souvenir

These products are made mainly from the wood. I persume they were bought from other shops

These products are made mainly from the wood. I persume they were bought from other shops

Hebron's ceramics and glassware on display in the factory shop

Hebron's ceramics and glassware on display in the factory shop