Casa Junius sells its high-quality ceramics from Granada, the heart of the pottery industry. This small producers are very Spanish oriented, often have no sales and marketing department and only speak Spanish. But they have a great sense of colorful designs and high quality!
Our long-term collaboration with several producers is also reflected in some of Ellen's (Casa Junius) own designs and color scheme. Though, if it does not meet their artistic standards, they won't produce.
All products are hand painted and therefore not one is the same. Only a few pieces of a product are produced, so you always buy a unique product. Reordering is often difficult.
Ceramics and Granada
Ceramics and Granada
Granada has a long history of ceramic production dating back to the Moorish period, when the city was the last stronghold of Islamic rule in Spain. Eevn today you can visit their castles. During this time, intricate ceramic tiles and pottery were created, often featuring geometric patterns and vibrant colors. This Moorish influence is still visible in the ceramics produced in Granada today. Particular the Albayzín neighborhood is known for its rich history and Moorish influence, its still existing cave houses and its ceramics reflect this old cultural heritage.
The traditional designs
The pottery often features geometric shapes like the pomegranate (coat of arms of Granada), floral motifs, and calligraphic inscriptions inspired by Islamic art. The dominant colors are blue, green, and white, although other hues are also employed today. Sometimes new modern designs and colors are tried.
The production involves skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Artisans use traditional techniques, including hand-painting and glazing, to create these beautiful ceramics. The clay is shaped on a potter's wheel or molded by hand, and then the designs are meticulously painted onto the surface using special brushes.
Once the painting is complete, the ceramics are fired in a kiln at high temperatures to strengthen the clay and create a durable finish. The firing process also brings out the vibrant colors and gives the ceramics their characteristic glossy appearance.
Type of products
Casa Junius sells various types of pottery, such as plates, bowls, vases and decorative objects.
The outstanding quality
Casa Junius only focuses on quality and artistic value. This serves as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Granada and the influence of the Moorish civilization that once thrived in the region for hundreds of years. These ceramics are often used as decorative pieces, as well as functional items for serving food on a very colorful dish or as home decor.