24 Nov 2016

couleurs de Maroc

During my recent trip to Morocco I rediscovered the color yellow

16 Nov 2016

Pottery from Tamegroute

At Cooperative de Potier Tamegroute in southern Marocco, the pottery is still made by the family Dani in the way it was made for ages. I visited the pottery in early november and was impressed by the skills of the potters, the many beautiful and vibrant shades of green glaze and the robust and pure shapes

master potter Said Dani working on the wheel

The open air kilns are made of clay and broken pottery and fired with palm wood. The clay is found in dry chunks in the desert and ground and mixed in pits in de ground. The ingredients for the mineral glazes as mangan and copper oxide are found in the desert as well.