Aparicio’s Pottery Shop is a company whose tradition dates back to the 1940s, and has evolved over time to become a company….
Our relationship with pottery dates back to a long time ago when our ancestors dedicated their lives to this pottery culture.
In the beginning, our family, as well as the rest of Buño’s potters, based their production on a survival economy, mainly creating pieces for domestic use such as clay casseroles, clay pots, clay broth bowls, clay jugs or clay plates, among many other traditional pieces.
Our techniques have been perfected and become more modern over time. We would highlight the 1940s as a key stage in this improvement when Antonio Añón studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in La Coruña, where he met Isaac Díaz Pardo, a driving force of the past of Sargadelos ceramics. This was the place where he learnt different techniques which was a turning point in the pottery of the area when he also started to make signature ceramics. It is worth noting that the development of important pieces are still present nowadays in different areas of our Galician cultural heritage.
Quality, personalisation, innovation and creativity are our values.
In the 1970s Aparicio’s Pottery Shop was born as such, and with it, a new approach to pottery, expressing the aim to transform the inherited knowledge of its ancestors into an asset, combining it with new current shapes to their customers’ benefit, relying on some basic concepts:
- A firm commitment to a high-quality and personalised attention.
- Innovation and creativity seeking to generate a value added product.
Nowadays many important factors work in our favour, we can highlight different participations and collaboration with institutions, we have worked for many notable public and private companies, and we have attended and received prizes at Award Ceremonies:
- Regional, national and international exhibitions and shows in places such as Barcelona, Granada and France among others.
- Collaborations with different institutions, public as well as private, such as La Coruña Provincial Council, Ethnoludic Toy Museum or the Archaelogical and Historical Museum of La Coruña, restoring and recreating ceramic pieces, as well as studying and enriching collections exhibited related to traditional pottery.
- Collaborating with various regional, national and international television channels in the broadcast of different documentaries (“Hannan from Morocco to Galicia”, “From Galicia to the World”, “Birds of a Feather Flock Together” or “Feet on the Ground”, among many others).
- Manufacturing pieces for public and private companies, conferences, food festivals and religious festivals, pieces for restaurants and for arts and crafts shops. We would like to highlight, among the most significant events, the creation of the commemorative pieces for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Santiago de Compostela for three consecutive times, in 1982, in 1989, and in 2004. 10,000 Christening Shells and the Holy Communion pyxes were made by us.
- Finalist in the National Ceramic Award for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013.
- We have been a member of the Buño’s Pottery Association from its very beginning. Buño’s Pottery Association was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts by the Ministry of Culture of Spain in 2008, handed in by His Majesty the King Juan Carlos I of Spain.