ABOUT POTTERY IN PORTUGAL
Clay working is a centuries-old tradition in Portugal as it is in many other countries. Here it has remained very strong in all parts of the country.
In the North of Portugal. In the North, we mainly work with black clay and you will find the potteries of Barcelos, including the famous Gallo de Barcelos but also the black potteries of Bisalhães listed as UNESCO's World Intangible Heritage Site.
In the Centre of Portugal. In the Centre of Portugal, you will find great traditional decorative dishes and also great brands that have industrialized the artisanal processes. You can also find less well-known brands that entrust great designers such as Costa Nova in order to develop traditional Portuguese motifs.
In the South of Portugal. Further south, towards the Alentejo, is the region of traditional tableware. It produces jugs, amphoras, pots, jars, plates of all sizes and shapes, cups, candlesticks and decorative pieces for the garden. All this craftsmanship is expressed mainly around pottery and earthenware and on objects such as nativity scenes, religious statues, decorative miniatures and, of course, tableware painted with traditional patterns