Ceramics and pottery in Andalusia

Jul 9th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Ceramics and pottery in Andalusia

Pottery, ceramics, and glassware are my main "bring home" item when I travel. In Italy I was able to go to factories in Umbria and buy from their outlets. In Sweden, I was able to visit the Orrefors and Kosta Boda glass factories and buy nearly perfect seconds. I cannot find anything on the web about doing something similar in Andalusia. Can anyone help with this? I would really like to bring home a bunch of ceramics, especially from Toledo. Thanks.
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Jul 10th, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Where are you going in Andalucía? It is a big region.
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Jul 10th, 2012, 08:34 AM
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If you're anywhere near Frigiliana, I recall a store with a large selection of the different types of pottery, as well as numerous stores containing pottery. Most towns with any sort of tourist business will have pottery. But if you're looking for "factory" that has seconds, I can't help you.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 07:08 AM
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I will be flying into Granada, train to Malaga, auto through Ronda to Arcos de la Frontera to Seville, train to Madrid.
I Mapquested Frigiliana. It looks like it would be a lovely seaside town, but is out of direction for me.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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There are quite a few stores carrying lots of ceramics in both Ronda and Seville. My experience in 5 or 6 trips to Spain is that any town with tourists has numerous stores selling lots of pottery. You could inquire at any hotel where a nearby ceramics store is located.
My reply concerning factory seconds is the same.
I'll add, in response to your other request concerning foods, that on my first trip with a friend to Spain, we lived on the tortilla espanolas for a week and a half (mostly because they were inexpensive, universally available, and we usually didn't have to wait for them to be cooked). The potatoes had already been cooked before they were included in the omelet-like egg and I think would probably be quite soft most of the time.
Enjoy Spain and have a great trip.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Granada is a center for ceramics. You'll be able to find many shops for items in the city, or you can go out on the road to Murcia to visit the Fajalauza ceramics works which date from 1640. Google Granada ceramics or Fajalauza.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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gailw says "any town with tourists has numerous stores selling lots of pottery" and I agree.
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