A Tale of Tradition

Our ceramics use the same techniques and ancient Lebrillo motifs that date back to the 16th century. We are proud to introduce this craftsmanship to the wider world, curating a selection of ceramics that had never left their native home before. Through Pomelo Casa, we hope to continue their story and ensure it lives on for years to come.

Building on the traditional green and blue colorways, we expanded the collection and created yellow, coral, lilac, peach and black - a modern twist on a classic design. 

The Artisan

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. 

Less Plastic, More Ceramic

Created in small batches, these pieces are designed to last forever. Some of the original 16th century ceramics are still around today! So, fill your kitchen with the plates, bowls, jugs and mugs, knowing that they’ll still be taking their place at family meals for years to come.

From the raw terracotta to the finished product, every element is made in Juan’s workshop using natural resources. There’s no energy-wasting middleman. We then ship the pieces by boat, rather than plane, to reduce our carbon footprint.