Alabaster is a unique material that has been sculpted into
objects of beauty for thousands of years. It is a
favorite material of the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman
cultures and was frequently used in their decorative arts.
A historic stone that is both translucent and resilient,
it was crafted into the first lighting fixture and royal
containers for perfume, essential oils, and aromatherapy.
As a crystal, Alabaster has a soothing and translucent
quality that promotes relaxation and well-being.
Alabaster Artisan has access to rare historical
quarries in Upper Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula, where
the raw materials are diverse in coloration and geological
patterns. These rich resources give our finished
collections a timeless yet contemporary quality.
We invite you to be inspired!
Carole El Gazzar launched her business over 30
years ago while living in Alexandria, Egypt, when she fell in
love with the art and design of ancient Mediterranean cultures.
She has since become a unique resource for designers,
retailers, and known hospitality brands for her
Alabaster votives and lighting collections which
are handcrafted by Egyptian artisans.
The company continues to thrive and now employs
three generations of Carole's family.
Her passion for design in Alabaster and her
commitment to local Egyptian artisans remains to
be the cornerstone of Alabaster Artisan.