Donn Buchfinck on sun 1 nov 98
I am plaanning a trip to spain this christmas and I was wondering what advice
people have for places to go,
places that include pottery
Marcia Selsor on mon 2 nov 98
I spent Christmas there last year. My favorite spots are:
Museum of Ceramics
Miro Foundation has great Miro Ceramics!
Gaudi's Guell Park
Frederick Mares Museum next to Cathedral has a room of
tin glaze and luster ware
Museum of Ceramics
Merida-Roman Archeology Museum
The Emperiz restaurant is in a 18th C. palace with tin glazed walls
good food too.
Casa de Tito private pottery collection of the Tito family of
potters includes a roman ceramic bath tub
Cartegena (near Murcia)
Museo de Maritime documents trade by analyzing the amphorae
has a wall of amphorae as well as the interior of an ancient vessel
Alhambra (Archeology Museum of the Alhambra has THE blue
Tile factories in Albarricin, their parking lots are worth the trip!
Agost-Pottery Museum and El Centro where my summer workshops are
held. Six factories still producing in the town. Ilse has apartments
at the Centro.
Sevilla-The tiles in the Park and in the Plaza de Espana and in the
Great Mosque lots of tiles and amazing architecture. Side street patios
are beuatiful and the Archeology museum has great tiles, ceramic wells
with wonderful texture.
Ponte Vedra-Ethnographic museum has an excellent collection of
traditional folk pots with a honey storage jars that is ant proof
by design. Lots more.
There is a group of ceramic artists in Sevilla if you want some contact
names. I gave a raku workshop for them in '96. Some speak English.
In 1985 I visited 48 pottery centers of traditional potters. There was a
good book on the subject, " Rutas a los Alferos; Espana y Portugal" by
Emilio Sempere. Many of the potters closed up after the merging into the
European community. In the Village of Moveros (see wheel thrown ceramics
by Lark pp 13 and 15), they started using electric wheels and gas kilns
in the back rooms. I have thousands of slides and documentation of the
old kilns, wheels and their products.
If you get the giudes to industry from the minister of industry, it will
list where pottery is still being manufactured.
If you want any recommendations on housing etc. just email me privately.
I am still having a workshop in Spain in Agost in June. Side trips to
Barcelona, Granada and Cordoba.
Marcia in Montana
Donn Buchfinck wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> I am plaanning a trip to spain this christmas and I was wondering what advice
> people have for places to go,
> places that include pottery
> Donn Buchfinck