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Rambling Rose - Pink & Green

This large oval platter works just as beautifully for nibbles at a garden party, as it does for...
36,00 €
This classic serving bowl is perfect for any number of dishes, like salads, pasta dishes or really,...
34,50 €
This jug has a beautifully curved natural form with a flowing handle. It’s the perfect shape for...
22,50 €
These three stackable bowls make a perfect gift and are a great way to introduce a friend or...
18,00 €
This medium hot plate features a non-slip cork backing, which is perfect for protecting delicate...
15,60 €
These square butter dishes are practical and beautiful. They will keep your butter protected and...
15,00 €
These sugar bowls look great at the breakfast table and in your kitchen. The lid has a small cut...
14,50 €
This may be our most classic shape and have been a celebrated guest at our family dinners for. At...
14,00 €
This small bowl is the perfect size for a serving of soup, stew, or breakfast cereal. You might...
13,50 €
This may well be our favourite item. We believe that a great mug is essential for a great cup of...
13,00 €
This is probably the most adorable item in our online collection. It’s just the right size for...
12,60 €
This small plate is a great as a side plate at a formal table setting, but is just as much at home...
10,50 €
This small coaster is designed to be a perfect match for our medium or small sized mugs. They...
6,60 €
For a romantic candle lit atmosphere these little tea-light holders are perfect. They can be used...
6,00 €

This flowing Rambling Rose design feature leaves and shoots in two complementary shades of green with contrasting red flowers that have a small yellow centre on a white background.

All our ceramics are hand made and hand painted by skilled artisans using ancient techniques here in the Algarve region of Southern Portugal.

Our red clay, earthenware pottery has been characteristic of the region ever since the Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors traded along the Algarvian coast. It has always been favoured for its hard-working, durable qualities. It has a satisfying weight and a robustness that is distinctive in the hand. In most instances, the shapes we use have been handed down, from potter to potter, for thousands of years and you will often find identical shapes in history museums across Europe.

The pottery is hand glazed and kiln fired to temperatures of over 1000º Centigrade (or around 2000º Fahrenheit), which makes it completely food safe, and brings out the lustrous finish.

We use the ancient Majolica technique to decorate our ceramics, which is an over glaze painting technique. This method demands free-flowing, confident brushwork, much like a fresco, and lends each piece with the distinct character of the artisan that has painted it. It means each and every piece is completely one-of-a-kind.

This is why you will find the signature of the artist and the mark of the Pottery on the base of each piece, though the trained eye can identify the artist from their brushwork alone.