Treasures of Granada: The timeless ceramic of Granada

The ceramics that we can admire in many shops throughout Granada, is one of the liveliest and most appreciated traditions of our city today. The styles in the processing of this material are many, starting from the most characteristic, the Fajaluza, to the style of the "metallic reflection" to that of the "dry rope".

The objects that in the past were created with this material were linked to the traditional life of rural society, often taking their name from the city in which they were produced: this is how, for example, the amphorae of Alhama or the jars of Huéscar spread. With the industrialization of the work linked to the fields, in the second half of the twentieth century, new cheaper and more resistant materials were introduced for the production of these objects, and ceramics transformed their work, preferring the decorative sector.

The most common ceramics in Granada is certainly Fajaluza, whose name derives from the medieval city gate, which also gave its name to the potters' quarter, where this tradition was already flourishing in the 16th century.