Nearly five years ago, my husband and I lived in the lovely Mediterranean city of Tunis. One of my favorite places to get lost in was Sadika, a glass blowing studio with a store that sold beautiful Tunisian artwork. Owner and artist, Sadika Keskes, has created a glorious haven of hammam bath towels, Tunisian rugs, and local jewelry. Her space also features a variety of painters. Yet, it is the colorful glass that draws most attention.

Dishes, glasses, candle votives, pendants, and floor lamps are just some of the items found in Sadika. Both in clear and frosted glass, these are usually accompanied by metal designs. Their glass glow is perfect both in interiors and exteriors.

In this video, Sadika shares her views on working with glass, the importance of creativity, and the function of imitation.


Can you see one of these Sadika pieces in your home? I can….maybe because I have collected a few. (wink)

{images: Sadika Nice; for more photos, go here}

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10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Sandy Elder
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    Ah, I miss Sadika as well and also would spend time there when I was bored or the weather was bad.


    • christinemartindesign
      Sep 07, 2012 @ 4:37 am

      Nice to reminisce here with you, Sandy. Yes, a beautiful escape for sure. Did you end up buying anything from there? My votives always remind me of our place in Carthage. Hope you’re well.


  2. Holly
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I love watching the video! There’s something about watching people make things that really captivates me :) Thanks for sharing, her work is beautiful.


    • christinemartindesign
      Sep 10, 2012 @ 4:17 am

      you’re welcome. it IS mesmerizing to watch art being made. wish i had seen the glass blowing in person.


      • stharoo
        Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:28 am

        I just came across your site and I love it! I’ve just moved to Tunis and am struggling to make my house feel like a home before my shipment arrives around Dec/Jan. Sadika’s glass would certainly be a welcome addition – would you by any chance remember where her shop is located? Any other tips on where to find bargain furnishings and home decor around here would be hugely helpful!
        Thanks :)


        • christinemartindesign
          Sep 25, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

          Hello Soukeina…thank you for following the blog and for your kind words here. I’ve just sent you a personal email with more information on Sadika and other design tips in Tunis. I know the feeling of wanting to make a space home even before the shipment arrives. Would love to help in an way I can. It’s what I love to do! Hope you and the ACST folks are all doing well. Best wishes.


  3. kellie fossati
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    sadika, I love this beautiful place. I stumbled across this amazing shop come gallery whilst living in Tunisia. I did an amazing container and bought it all back to Western Australia. Along with many artefacts from the amazing artisans of Tunisia, I bought home Sadikas amazing glass. I sold many beautiful pieces, but every night along with my lights I light my candles and it brings me so much joy. Thanks


    • christine
      Aug 19, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

      I totally have treasured and traveled with my Sadika items. There’s a lovely pendant that awaits the perfect space to hang in…can’t wait to find it.


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