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
A high level summary of Incoterms.
There are many interesting and unique products in Spain but most do not see the light of day in the United States. There are several reasons for this but one of the most important is the cost of shipping. For a product to enter into the US market, it has to leave Spain by boat… Continue reading A cost experience shipping a pallet via air (Spain to US)
These pots are hand thrown in Spain!. Each one is individually made!!! They are not lumps of clay in the shape of pots, they are actually pots, just very very small. To give you a sense of size, you can see a car key in some of the photos. Sorry for the quality of photos.… Continue reading Miniature pots
I have visited many pottery factories and workshops in the Andalusia and Castilla-La Mancha regions of Spain and I have enjoyed learning more about the long tradition of producing ceramics. Many of the factories specialize in certain techniques, products and designs. One of the interesting details in the production is how the piece is made,…… Continue reading How pottery is made in Spain – hand thrown, mold pressed and mold poured
There are several important areas in Spain that produce hand painted ceramics. Each area has specific styles, designs and methods. Talavera de la Reina refers to one such area, and the type of ceramics that are produced. The following slides show some of the traditional designs and pieces. Please let me know what you think… Continue reading Talavera de la Reina
To simplify things a bit, the low cost (low quality) red clay pottery is mostly made in the town of Safi. The higher quality (higher cost) white clay products are made in Fez. In this photo, the red clay products are in the foreground and the white clay in the rear. The Fez pottery carries… Continue reading Types of ceramics in Morocco