The fourteenth and sixteenth centuries will give European fame to the production of Manises being the largest ceramic production center in Spain.
The ceramist activity, inherited from centuries of Arab settlement, is the one that defines the best this city and its history.
We will visit one of those ceramic factories with years of tradition. With this experience we will be able to compare the traditional ceramics with the most avant-garde and we will see the great future that lies ahead.
First have a guided visit to a Traditional Ceramics Factory – Museum. Its aim is to preserve the knowledge of the traditional Valencian ceramic culture, as well as the culture and history of Manises. It is located in the old quarter of Obradors in Manises dating from the fourteenth Century. Guided visit to the workshop which maintains the same working procedure and the original techniques to know the manual and piece by piece procedure. Over the years, ceramic pieces and other handmade works have been kept, setting up a relevant private collection that today we can all enjoy. Besides there is a traditional shop where the visitors can browse and purchase the unique and handmade ceramics elaborated in its workshop.
Guided visit in the Ceramic Factory, the new trend of ceramics. This is ceramics, innovation and design. Explore another kind of craft production and design of ceramic. His owner tries to experience to the limit with this ancient product which allows to a wide world of work and artistic possibilities. He looks to the future looking for new ways and trends of ceramic. He has worked with some of the best designers like the Valencian architect Sangiago Calatrava or with some Michelin Star chefs like Quique Dacosta designing the silverware for his restaurants. He has been rewarded between others by the Spanish Association of Ceramic Cities for his design and technique work.
Enjoy a different ceramic workshop with two unique experiences:
- Rakú experience, a low temperature ceramic technique.
- Mud molding experience. Let your imagination fly and give way to creativity to make your own work of art. Experience the traditional molding of mud as it was originally made.
Any of us could make a masterpiece and the best and the most especial work of art. Just open your mind, be creative, experiment, feel and enjoy yourself in a very especial and original workshop which will allow you to bring back home your own artistic creation. Every piece is unique and a work of art.
Complete the visit with a barbecue or with an exclusive catering in a relaxed atmosphere in which people know everything related to the pottery and enjoy the peculiar surroundings.