A Tale of Tradition
Since Pomelo Casa first began we’ve worked with Juan, an incredible craftsman who has been making and painting these ceramics for over 40 years. From start to finish he creates each piece by hand, using techniques passed down through the generations.
First Juan makes the form, working the terracotta clay on a wheel. He then puts it out to dry in the sunshine, before firing in the oven at a scorching 960 degrees centigrade. Then, he varnishes it and paints the design - traditional motifs of pomegranates and birds. And finally, it goes back in the oven for four hours.
Each piece is unique, and that’s part of the charm. There might be a dappled brushmark, a slight grazing to the base, and it’s these imperfections that make it so special. Handmade, for you.