Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani

Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani
Botijos, pronounced …bo- TEE-hoes …. are Spanish, earthenware water jugs. For centuries, the Spanish botijos provided cool drinking water even during the hottest days (still do in fact). The shape of the botijo along with the porous clay used to make it, allow the jug to “sweat” and through evaporation, the water inside is cooled.… Continue reading Botijos, Huchas, Jarras, Jarros and Beautiful Ani

The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)

The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)
Springtime in Sevilla is my favorite time of year. The air is filled with the fragrance of orange blossoms and a cool, moist, stone smell that means the spring sun is baking dry the cobblestone streets and old stone buildings. It is always an exciting time of year because the city fills with people for… Continue reading The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)

Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery

Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery
If one looks close at ceramic pieces, you can spot tell tale signs left by artisan’s hands. The hand crafting process leaves small differences, and the hand painting and glazing process leaves signs and small imperfections. First, it is important to know that Spanish artisans use certain tools and implements when they are producing pottery.… Continue reading Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery