Spanish ceramics, pottery things and gifts from Spain, Almería, Andalucía
We sell Spanish ceramics and pottery
SEE some Spanish ceramic pottery in our online store
With one of our bases in Andalucía, southern Spain, we have access to some of the best hand crafted ceramics and hand-painted Spanish pottery.
Spanish ceramics / pottery is renowned for its bright, vibrant colours and patterns – reflecting for many the style and way of life of Mediterranean Spain. Many of the designs and patterns have existed on these quintessentially Spanish things for centuries and are part of the Spanish culture and tradition.
For example, Hispano-Moresque ceramic ware is a style of pottery created in Al Andalus or Muslim Spain, which has continued to be produced in the now predominantly Christian Spain. At first centred on Malaga in the south, and using typical Islamic decoration, by the 15th century the largest production was around Valencia on the east coast.
Wares from Manises, Paterna and other Valencian towns were mainly for the local market, but are now exported all over the world.
The region of Andalucía further south is still a big centre – especially around Granada and Malaga, where there are family run pottery factories that have existed for generations. Even today, much of the Spanish pottery and ceramics is hand-crafted by artisans so that each piece is unique – plates, vases, dishes, wine pitchers, and so on.
Our shop has select examples of these Spanish ceramics – in our case, many featuring the Indalo symbol of Almería, Andalucia in southern Spain. The style of Spanish life – particularly of the Mediterranean coast, shines through these products and makes you think of the searing sun, the warm blue sea, hot days and evenings with friends, a glass of Rioja, a plate of olives, ham and almonds with some tapas, chorizo, and sardines grilled in the open air ‘a la plancha’.
The flavour of Spain is reflected in the products which we ship all over the world – inspiring feelings of the relaxed lifestyle and sometimes . . of dreams to be dreamt: