Nijar Pottery Petroleum Bowl
Our Níjar bowls are full of blue Mediterranean charm or typical red Spanish. These Spanish bowls are made using the traditional technique of -glazed ware decorated in the patterns and colours typical to the town of Níjar in south east Spain, Every bowl is individually hand-made and painted in the traditional colours of Níjar. They are made in a Nijar pottery workshop from the local clay of the area and have a lovely rustic quality. Suitable for any occasion but would make perfect tapas, salads, gazpacho, soups or fruit bowls.Also would make a beautiful deco item anywhere at home. Can be washed in diswasher at medium temperature.
Small bowl measures 12cm in diameter and 6.5 cm high
Medium bowl measures 17 cm in diameter and 7.8 cm high
Big bowl measures 20 cm in diameter and 8.5 cm high
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The tradition of pottery and ceramics is due to the need to transport and store water in a climate so dry. Nowadays the production is focused on the decorative pieces, as typical glazed containers from Níjar, produced using the technique of "chinado" giving to the pieces a blue ornamentation. These colors blue and green ceramic visually distinguished the pieces made in Níjar.
Merging with houses and shops, some of these workshops are warehouses attached to private houses and others are old houses that have been converted, forming an organised outline based on the existence of a sculpting room and a drying and storing room, with the basin and wash bowl system for preparing the clay and the kilns normally situated in an interior patio or clearing.
Characterised by the production of such typical pieces like pitchers, whistles or waterwheel conduits, the method of glazing of the pieces is one of the most distinctive of the province. Covered with white kaolin before being varnished, the decoration of the implements is normally carried out by women, very often using plant or branches as motifs and Chinese motifs applied in the shape of spouts and also decorated with reliefs.