Albox: Passion and Tradition Potter
Los Puntas Pottery-Museum
Albox still has one of the oldest active workshops in the province of Almeria, “Los Puntas Pottery”, located on Calle San Leonardo, its Arab kilns treasure 300 years of history, named by the Ministry of Tourism as “Punto de Artisan Interest of Andalusia “. In 2012, Junta de Andalucía recognized Los Puntas, Antonio and Juan Alfonso Fernández as “Artisan Masters”.
In the workshops, the master potters continue to cook with the traditional style, pots, pitchers, jars, dishes, etc. The charm of its vessels is precisely in its soft imperfections. The pottery can be visited and there’s also a store to buy a souvenir.
Luis Alfonso Fernández, the youngest of “Los Puntas”, has recently prepared pottery as a museum for visitors to learn about an interpretive visit: tools, utensils and what the potter’s work was like throughout history. It also offers workshops to groups to learn how to make clay pots as it used to be. This workshop is ideal for children who will experience a very special experience, as they will feel like potters giving life to the clay with their own hands. (The workshops must be previously arranged in 679 882 888)