The Southern Moroccan village of Tamgroute has historically served as a centre for learning and creating, being home to both a widely celebrated ceramics scene and a Sufi order of great significance in the Islamic world. Since the 16th century the village has played host to a large number of workshops, where traditional pottery techniques have been practiced, perfected and passed down through the generations.
Tamgroute clay comes from particular caves around the village and is prepared for use by being delicately kneaded underfoot. Once pieces have been shaped they are put out under the baking African sun to dry, before being covered in the uniquely vibrant glazes for which Tamegroute is renowned. Traditional stone ovens are used for the firing process, with particular mixtures of grasses, dried palm fronds and wood being burnt to ensure that a dense, dark smoke is produced.
Any sign of scratch in the surface or imperfections in the construction of these pottery should be seen not as flaws, but rather as testament to the artisanal production methods and unique nature of each piece.
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