- Handbuilt vase
- made of clay collected from the potter's surroundings
- decorative motifs painted with a goat hair brush made by the potter to apply natural pigments
- made in the Moroccan Rif mountains
Approximate measurements: 28x28x27cm
Edition of 17
Variation is to be expected, each piece differs in color, size, shape and decorations due to its handmade nature. sumano is about simplicity, imperfections, and embracing the "flaws".
Each piece is fired in an open fire, which makes unexpected and surprising results, including smoke marks on some pieces. This means that each piece is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.
- Do not pour water inside
The ceramics are not glazed. We advise you to keep it as a decorative object if you want to conserve the original aspect. Please note that our pieces are not food safe.
In two villages located two kilometers from each other, about fifteen women potters were still active in the 1980s. Today there are two: Naïma and Houda.
Houda started working as a potter in order to help her parents who just bought land. On their land, they have olive trees and cattle. Her two sisters assist her in her job, helping her pick up clay in the mountains and cow dung to prepare the fuel for the in-ground kiln.
Although Houda learned the craft out of necessity, she is actually very passionate about it. She likes to mix tradition and modernity, combining the motives of her tribe with new shapes and designs.
Because we care about Mother Earth and we love the idea of reusing the packaging, we decided to work with local artisans and have them make baskets for each pottery piece. Made from local dwarf palm and cane, they are their perfect partner.
We try our best to have 100% sustainable packaging but it seems that we cannot yet pass on plastic bubble wrap. Please send us tips if you have found any alternative.
Pottery and transportation can be challenging. So in order to make sure that the pottery that you receive arrives safe and sound, we have tested multiple methods and selected the most secure for your peace of mind.