Ceramics of Antonio Monje of Lora Del Rio, Spain
|As the demand for pottery shifted away from strictly utilitarian ware, Antonio Monje adapted traditional vessels to meet the needs of the new market. He and his son-in-law produce a variety of functional and decorative pieces at their studio on 42 Avenida de la Campana. You may call them (in Spanish) at: 95 580 3416.|
|Two types of earthenware are used; white and terra cotta.||
Antonio Monje at work in his studio.
|Pieces are fired in either an Arab (Moorish) kiln or a small gas kiln.|
The updraft Arab kiln is fired around once a month. Recycled cardboard and wood fuel the kiln.
Arab kiln door (notice the thick walls).
The stoke hole is sealed when firing has finished.
|Fired pots inside the Arab kiln.||
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