The Story Behind our Authentic Moroccan Tamegroute Pottery

It has always been the dream of co-founders, Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, to bring traditional, authentic and original Moroccan products to Rockett St George. On their last visit to Morocco, they were lucky enough to meet with some really inspirational artisans and craftsman who have worked alongside them to make this dream come true! A stunning collection of Original Berber Rugs, Handwoven Moroccan Throws, Authentic Tamegroute Pottery, Handmade Moroccan Ceramics and Artisan Tiles, each product tells a story and we are lucky enough to be the storytellers of such beautiful pieces. So in this blog will be looking at our beautiful and authentic Tamegroute Pottery Collection...


THE AUTHENTIC TAMEGROUTE POTTERY COLLECTION 

Just on the cusp of the Sahara Desert lies Tamegroute, 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 craftsman 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 is beautifully authentic to the region.

“Each piece of Tamegroute Pottery tells it’s own unique story. The variation of colour, shape and size is the original hallmarks of its crafter, making it a truly authentic piece that those who own it will cherish.”
- LUCY ST GEORGE - 

Tamegroute pottery is a work of art. With a unique crafting process that has been passed down from generation to generation, the process begins at the River Draa where potters dig up the clay and then spin and shape the clay into unique bowls, mugs and serving platters. The pottery is then hand dipped into the glazing mixture giving the pottery it’s distinctive green colour. Once this process is complete the pottery is baked in one of the seven ovens in Tamegroute at a high temperature and if you stood just outside of the village the dark distinctive smoke from these ovens can be seen from afar. The unique process is like no other and each piece produced bares it’s own marks, patterns and traits.

THE TAMEGROUTE COLLECTION:

Authentic Tamegroute Salad Bowl - 28cm £48.00 | Authentic Tamegroute Large Bowl - 14cm £12.00 | 

Authentic Tamegroute Small Bowl - 11cm £8.00 | Authentic Tamegroute Small Plate - 20cm £28.00


SHOP THE MOROCCAN MAGIC COLLECTION HERE AND FOR MORE INSPIRATION CHECK OUT OUR PINTEREST BOARD 


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  • Twan Geissberger
    Twan Geissberger November 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Hi, I love tamegroute pottery. Is it possible to eat from it? I was wondering if the glazes contain lead?
    Thank you!
    Twan

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    • Chloe Crismani

      Hi Twan,

      They are perfect for salads, bread and small nibbles. Please note, they are not dishwasher safe and shouldn't be submerged in water for a long time. They are not suitable for commercial use either.

      Personally, I'd use them as decorative fruit bowls - they look great on display around your home.

      Kind regards,

      Chloe

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