Since ancient times, Salamanca has been known for its good craftsmen. People dedicated to the art of making objects of clay or other materials by heat. Now tradition and innovation have come together for the profession of ceramist still alive.
Today have combined traditional techniques with new formulas and innovative techniques by young people who know the ancient potter craft learned from their grandparents and who have completed their training in vocational schools.
We owe this new young generation the recovery of traditional procedures, combined with new concepts.
Although there are several workshops in the capital, most of these artisans develop their craft in the province, where they find inspiration and raw material. Alba de Tormes, Ciudad Rodrigo, Fuentes de Béjar, Parada de Arriba and San Martin del Castanar, are some of the places.
Do you want to know these artworks? A new edition of the Feria del Barro de Salamanca will be held in August, organized by the Association of Artisans of Salamanca (Arbasal). Ceramists, potters and craftsmen from the region will present their pieces so that visitors can admire their work.
The fair will involve workshops from Ávila, León, Palencia, Segovia, Zamora, Valladolid and, of course, Salamanca, plus artisans from outside our region in order to open the fair to other corners. Thus, workshops Asturias, Badajoz, Cordoba, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia and Toledo, among others, will also attend the Craft Fair.
An activity for families to enjoy Salamanca as Barro Fair will also feature workshops for children and live demonstrations of craft techniques: modeling, lathe, firings … And after such artistic experience like this, nothing like resting in Salamanca Suite Studios.
We wish you a lovely weekend!