Green has always been my favourite colour. It also happens to be one of the preferred colours of our local potters for their glazes; both now and previously.
It's a particular green; not brash or obtrusive, but a green that is relaxing and comfortable.
I am constantly finding bits of broken plates, cups, or bowls which have this green glaze. Just looking at the soil opposite the house I found this small piece yesterday, above. It is the same basic glaze as that on the large flower pot (left), and the tall ancient pinnacle (right) that live on our terrace wall.
I believe the colour comes from a small percentage of Copper Oxide, although I am not a potter. It must have been an easily obtained additive, as it seems to be used by 'rustic potters' the world over.
I have quite a collection of Biot pottery (both modern and antique) from Provence. They use this colour extensively, and produce beautiful work.
It's a colour that always makes me happy.