Tamegroute pottery is unique to the town of Tamegroute, Morocco.
Known for its distinct yellow/green and brown glaze, the kilns are built into the steep slopes of the countryside. The glaze is made from a combination of magnesium and copper and is an ancient Berber recipe known to only seven families of potters. The result is the infinite variation of greens, yellows, blacks and browns.
As these are handmade - some imperfections are to be expected in each piece including small chips, irregularities in the glaze or hairline cracks that do not affect the functionality and only add to the character. The pieces are often stacked atop one another in the kiln so may have marks where two vessels have connected.
Each single Tamegroute piece is unique and as with handmade art, the beauty lies in their imperfection.