The Artisan

Since we began this project we have had Juan the artisan by our side, even though he is in the south of Spain and we are in LA!

He has been making and painting these ceramics for over 40 years. We spoke to him and he gave us a step by step run down of how he makes each piece.

First he makes the terra-cotta bowl by hand on the wheel, then he puts it out to dry in the sunshine, this process varies depending on the time of year and the temperature.

Then he puts it in the oven at 960º Centigrade, after that he varnishes the piece, paints the traditional designs and puts it back in the oven for another four hours. Its just him in the workshop making each piece from start to finish, each piece is entirely unique!