How it All Began…
I grew up in Southern Spain, surrounded by these ceramics. My mother would buy them from the local ceramicist, filling the kitchen with the beautiful plates, bowls and jugs.
From Spain, I then moved to London before finally settling in Los Angeles, working in interior design. I was surprised that LA reminded me so much of home; Spanish casita-like houses with terracotta roofs and great rounded windows, and evenings spent outdoors, stretching into the night.
In 2018, I was back home for the summer. As I wandered through the market, weaving past the colourful bowls, I had an idea - I wanted to bring these beautiful ceramics to LA, introducing a part of my heritage to my new home.
However, this quickly became tricky. Each piece is handmade and hand-painted by only five small, family-run workshops in Granada, and they had never been exported outside of Europe before. Steeped in tradition, this couldn’t be further from today’s slick, plasticky mass-production - which is why I loved it so much. Eventually, I managed to track down one workshop, the very same workshop that produced my mother’s ceramics! They decided to embark on this adventure with me, and so Pomelo Casa began.
Two years on and I’m proud to be working with these Spanish artisans and giving a new lease of life to the traditional craft. And in doing so, I hope we’ll bring the same joy, color and pattern to your home.