Los Puntas Pottery-Museum
Located on Calle San Leonardo, with Arab ovens with 300 years of history, it is named by the Ministry of Tourism as “Andalusian Artisanal Point of Interest”.
Antonio Alfonso Fernández with his brother Juan Alfonso Fernández, potters, with a whole life dedicated to the elaboration and diffusion of the Almeria pottery in his workshop called “Los Puntas”, have managed to keep alive the whole process of traditional pottery, working in the lathe located at a lower level than the floor, a unique feature of the Albox pottery, and cooking in an Arab oven dating from the 18th century, declared a Historic Artistic Heritage.
In 1975 the two were awarded the “Master Craftsman” certification, granted by the Trade Union Craft Organization, and on January 17, 2012, the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Sport of the Andalusian Government granted them the Letter of Master Craftsman
Their excellent works have made them achieve different prizes at a national level.
Representative pieces of this workshop are found in numerous museums around the world, such as the National Oleary Pottery Museum (La Coruña), the Chinchilla Popular Pottery Museum (Albacete), the Museum of Culture of Havana (Cuba) or the Ethnographic Museum of Hamburg (Germany).
In recent years, the youngest of the brothers “Luis Alfonso Fernández” has been incorporated into the Pottery, which little by little is adapting the old pottery in a museum where he explains to the visitor what this noble trade was like and how it has evolved over the years. of history. Luis Alfonso is also promoting the clay workshops so that groups of children live a unique experience giving life to the clay with their hands.
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