Tamegroute Pottery

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Tamegroute Pottery

– Tamegroute pottery is a work of art.

With a unique crafting process that has been passed down from generation to generation.

The artisan’s source all their raw materials from nature.

Colour Ochre Gold.

Dimensions (D) 39cm (H) 9cm

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Tamegroute Pottery

Tamegroute means ‘last place before the desert’
It is one of the oldest towns in Morocco and historically
it is also the place where this highly collectible,
hand glazed green and gold ochre pottery comes from.

We source all our products personally on our many buying trips to Morocco.

Tamegroute pottery is handmade and exhibits all the signs of Human endeavour,

imperfections and character are signatures to these bowls.

Rugged edges, small chips, dents, and unevenness are completely normal and to be expected.

In years to come these bowls will gain in value to become family heirlooms.


On the edge of the Sahara Desert lies Tamegroute, is a small village with a rich and vibrant history.

Wanting to raise the status of the village into that of a city, the founders assembled craftsmen who specialised in pottery.

Still a village today, Tamegroute is the home to seven Atelier families who each own one oven and their own atelier.

Creating pottery in a signature green shade the craftsmanship and skill are beautifully authentic to the region.

The pottery has become its main characteristic.


Since Tamegroute pottery is only baked a single time, the glaze is painted before it enters the oven.

The glaze consists of 80% manganese, 19% silicon, and 1% copper.

The 1% copper together with the clay out of the Draa river-bed is exactly what forms the characteristic green colour.

Another type of clay with the same glaze composition would still not provide the same result.

In some cases, the copper is replaced with iron oxide to produce more of a brown/ochre coloured result.

Every pottery piece is submerged by hand and then dried in the sun.

The glaze now has a matt blue-grey colour.

Only after being baked at high temperatures in the oven will it change to the typical green colour.