What is left of our traditional pottery? Do we know the richness of forms, materials and techniques of our potteries? Do we know how they remain active in the workshops? How many have closed? Many more questions we can do on this issue, but all remind us that the traditional pottery in Spain is the great ignored, and spends many years by hard times.
In this blog we can try to better this craft activity, and at least contribute to value a little more.
So far I advance you these photos, which belong to the latest edition of the fair of Oleiros (La Coruna). An exhibition that brings together many of the traditional potterys of Northern Spain and other remote regions: never missing an appointment Niñodaguia (Orense), Buño (La Coruna), Gundivós (Lugo), Bonxe (Lugo), Llamas de Mouro (Asturias ).... Once again potters arrive with their pots "cacharros", which for several days of rest on the grass walk from the beach of Oleiros, as an open-air museum to teach all visitors that there are still many potteries working and keeping alive a craft at risk of extinction.