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Porches Pottery

Porches Pottery: The First Fifty Years

Porches Pottery: The First Fifty Years

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In 1968 the artists Patrick Swift and Lima de Freitas founded a pottery in the village of Porches. Their aim was to preserve the ceramic traditions of the Algarve, which were being lost in the face of rapid social change. This is the story of their workshop, the Porches Pottery, and how it was transformed from a small, unknown studio on the edge of a rural village, into the centre of a ceramics revival. It is the tale of the local Algarvean men and women who were trained at the pottery, and who to this day produce the beautiful handmade and hand-painted wares. Yet it is also the story of the Swift family, Irish artists resident in Portugal, who through their dedication to the ceramic arts over successive generations have contributed to the cultural history of the Algarve. Abundantly illustrated with examples of pottery and tiles produced over five decades, this book is a visual feast for the enthusiast and collector. It celebrates the Porches Pottery’s first fifty years through its finest achievements and asserts the pottery’s place in the history of Portuguese ceramic art.

Key features

- Fully illustrated biography of the Porches Pottery
- Includes sections on the house style and on Porches Pottery's tiles
- Contains valuable information for collectors, including a section on painter's marks.


- Height: 27cm
- Width: 22.5cm
- Depth: 2.5cm

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