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La Bisbal Ceramics

La Bisbal d’Empordà is now one of the leading pottery centres in Catalonia. The importance of this activity is clearly shown in the urban landscape of the city, known for the slender silhouettes of old industrial chimneys and a shopping area that is focussed on marketing the different pottery products. 

"Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

“Ceràmica de la Bisbal” is an EU-protected brand name designed to individualise, personalise and provide recognition for ceramic products manufactured in La Bisbal and its surrounding area. The brand name, a guarantee of authenticity, is engraved or stamped by local producers on all types of ceramic products (artistic/decorative, earthenware, tiles, bricks, flooring and pavements). A Regulatory Council made up of municipal and entrepreneurial representatives supervises the correct use of the brand name and promotes the quality of the products thus protected.

"Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

"Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

“Ceràmica de la Bisbal” is an EU-protected brand name designed to individualise, personalise and provide recognition for ceramic products manufactured in La Bisbal and its surrounding area. The brand name, a guarantee of authenticity, is engraved or stamped by local producers on all types of ceramic products (artistic/decorative, earthenware, tiles, bricks, flooring and pavements). A Regulatory Council made up of municipal and entrepreneurial representatives supervises the correct use of the brand name and promotes the quality of the products thus protected.


On 2 June 2010, La Bisbal Town Council was officially granted the Community certificate for “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name, henceforth protected by the Official Agency of Industrial Property in all European Union member countries (No. 8,723,504).

The geographical scope of the protected brand name extends to La Bisbal d’Empordà and its sphere of influence. The regulations determine the territorial scope of the brand to include the production areas in the municipalities of La Bisbal d’Empordà, Cruïlles-Monells-Sant Sadurní de l’Heura, Corçà, Forallac, La Pera, Rupià, Foixà, Ultramort, Serra de Daró, Gualta, Fontanilles, Ullastret, Parlavà, Palau-Sator, Pals and Torrent, all of which are located within the sphere of influence of La Bisbal d’Empordà and either have, or have the potential for, ceramic industries, workshops or commercial establishments.

The “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name project has been jointly promoted by La Bisbal Town Council, La Bisbal and Baix Empordà County Association of Artisan Ceramic Entrepreneurs, and La Bisbal Shopkeepers’ Union. Entrepreneurs from the ceramics sector have voluntarily agreed to place the brand name logotype onto products, labels and wrappings before releasing them onto the market. The local shopkeepers are also committed to informing customers about these brand name products, by means of a simple identification system in their stores.

Ceràmica de la Bisbal

In order to promote “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name among end-users and the various markets of the ceramic manufacturers, La Bisbal Town Council set up an advertising campaign. The campaign runs throughout the year, intensifying during the tourism seasons and coinciding with other events designed to promote the town of La Bisbal. An information brochure bearing the name “L’autèntica” (The real thing) slogan and representing the range of colours and textures used in La Bisbal ceramics is distributed in places of visitor interest around the Girona region (hotels, campsites, rural accommodation establishments, and tourist offices). Ceramic shops have been issued with information and signage supports for the brand articles, reinforcing the idea of a product of origin with an icon resembling the Google Maps location markers. Different elements will be introduced throughout the year, including exterior banners with the campaign image and a number of other communication supports.

 

>> Shops signage sticker 

>> Brochure display box for shops

>> Brand name leaflet

Producers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Companies licensed to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name.Licences to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name are granted to the following companies and entrepreneurs, according to the specifications established for each in the Regulatory Council report.

Producers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Producers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Companies licensed to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name.Licences to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name are granted to the following companies and entrepreneurs, according to the specifications established for each in the Regulatory Council report.


Lluís Puigdemont (R101) 972 64 39 16
La Bisbal d'Empordà   lluis.puigdemont@gmail.com
       
Vilà Clara Ceramistes (R102) 972 64 01 85
La Bisbal d'Empordà   vila-clara@vila-clara.com
      www.vila-clara.com
       
Cerámicas Yuma SL (R103) 972 64 34 80
La Bisbal d'Empordà   info@ceramicayuma.com
      www.ceramicayuma.com
       
Rulduà Ceràmica (R104) 972 64 15 90
La Bisbal d'Empordà   jruldua@hotmail.com
       
Ceràmiques Aparicio (R105) 972 64 16 29
La Bisbal d'Empordà   info@ceramiquesaparicio.com
      www.ceramiquesaparicio.com
       
Cerámica Ferres SA (R106) 972 63 00 27
La Bisbal d'Empordà   info@ceramicaferres.com
      www.ceramicaferres.com
       
Ceràmica Planas Marquès R(108) 972 63 00 93
La Bisbal d'Empordà   taller@ceramicaplanasmarques.com
      www.ceramicaplanasmarques.com
       
Rogenca S.C.  R(109) 972 64 08 40
La Bisbal d'Empordà   antonia@rogenca.com
      www.rogenca.com
       
Fsc. Figueras i Fills S.L R(110) 972 64 11 33
Vulpellac     ceramic@figuerasifills.com
      www.figuerasifills.com
       
La Ponderosa R(112) 972 63 04 29
Corçà     ceramicalaponderosa@gmail.com
      www.ceramicalaponderosa.com
       
Joan Torres Arjona R(113) 972 64 17 45
La Bisbal d'Empordà   ceramicasantpol@hotmail.com
      www.ceramicasantpol.com
       
Taller Ceràmica Ca l'Eloi R(114) 972 64 33 64
Fonteta     eloifonteta@hotmail.com
       
Josep Maria Mariscal R(115) 676 782 887 / 639 964 175 
Albons     ceramicasjosemariscal@yahoo.es
      www.ceramicasmariscal.com
       
Ceràmica Ley R(116) 972 98 36 49
Peratallada     info@ceramicaley.com
      www.ceramicaley.com
       
Estudi ceràmic Ballesté Rosell S.C.P. R(117) 620 40 50 85 
Vulpellac     estudiceramic@gmail.com
      http://estudiceramic.blogspot.com.es/
       
Ceràmica La Estrella R(118) 972 64 34 14
La Bisbal d'Empordà   www.ceramicalaestrella.com
       
Ceràmiques Pantaleu R(119) 972 63 42 27
Palau Sator     c.pantaleu@hotmail.com
       
Ceràmiques Est, S.L. R(120) 972 64 12 18
Vulpellac     info@ceramiquesest.cat
       
Ceràmica Josep Torres R(121) 972 64 40 04
La Bisbal     ceramicajosetorres@gmail.com
       

Ceràmica de la Bisbal

Shopkeepers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Traders licensed to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name.

Licences to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name are granted to the following companies and entrepreneurs, according to the specifications established for each in the Regulatory Council report.

Shopkeepers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Shopkeepers affiliated with “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” trademark

Traders licensed to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name.

Licences to use “Ceràmica de la Bisbal” brand name are granted to the following companies and entrepreneurs, according to the specifications established for each in the Regulatory Council report.


 

Vilà Clara Ceramistes (R401) 972 64 01 85
La Bisbal d'Empordà   vila-clara@vila-clara.com
      www.vila-clara.com
       
Rulduà Ceràmica (R402) 972 64 10 17
La Bisbal d'Empordà   jruldua@hotmail.com
       
El Rissec Valls i Llenas SL (R403) 972 64 09 35
La Bisbal d'Empordà   elrissec@gmail.com
       
Ceràmica Bosch SA (R404) 972 64 12 00
La Bisbal d'Empordà   info@ceramicaferres.com
      www.ceramicaferres.com
       
La Botiga   (R405) 972 64 18 02
La Bisbal d'Empordà   info@labotiga.net
      www.labotiga.net
       
El Talleret   R(407) 972 64 27 08
La Bisbal d'Empordà   labisbal@bambubambu.com
      www.bambubambu.com
       
Katy Ceràmiques R(408) 972 64 38 44
La Bisbal d'Empordà    
       
Rogenca S.C.  R(409) 972 64 08 40
La Bisbal d'Empordà   antonia@rogenca.com
      www.rogenca.com
       
Ceràmiques de la Bisbal Fang R(410) 972 64 36 13
La Bisbal d'Empordà   cerafang@hotmail.com
       
Fsc. Figueras i Fills S.L R(411) 972 64 11 33
Vulpellac     ceramic@figuerasifills.com
      www.figuerasifills.com
       
Ceràmiques Nadal (R412) 972 64 03 88
La Bisbal d'Empordà   carmeciurana@gmail.com
       
Ceràmiques Planas Marquès, SL _Plaça Major 8 (R413) 972 63 64 02
Pals     planasmarques@hotmail.com
       
Ceràmiques Planas Marquès, SL_C/Major 9 (R414) 972 63 64 02
Pals     planasmarques@hotmail.com
       
Ceràmica Josep Torres R(415) 972 64 40 04
La Bisbal     tallertorres@ceramicatorres.com
       
Ceràmica la Terrissa R(416) 972 64 52 12
La Bisbal     ceramicalaterrissa@hotmail.es
       
Ceràmica Ley R(417) 972 98 36 49
Peratallada     info@ceramicaley.com
       
Pau Planas Moriscot R(418) 972 63 00 93
Pals     ceramicaplanasmarques@gmail.com
       
Filigranes 60 Ceràmiques R(419) 972 64 24 66
La Bisbal     immaenric@gmail.com
       


Ceràmica de la Bisbal Ceràmica de la Bisbal

Association Ceramistes de la Bisbal

Association Ceramistes de la Bisbal

Association Ceramistes de la Bisbal


The Association of Ceramists in La Bisbal joins together manufacturers, professionals and individuals interested in promoting, coordinating and intensifying efforts to advance the study, the practice, the quality and the dissemination of ceramics. 

Their website  is in Catalan and Spanish and you can find the following there:

List of members, with contact details and description of their work and atelier

Maps of ateliers, old industrial chimneys and kilns

Introduction to the association and its goals

News blog

Contact details

All the ceramics producers in La Bisbal and surrounding area

List of Ceramic producers from La Bisbal and from the Region

All the ceramics producers in La Bisbal and surrounding area

All the ceramics producers in La Bisbal and surrounding area

List of Ceramic producers from La Bisbal and from the Region


BUILDING MATERIALS
               
Ceràmica Ferrés (Gres Girona) 972-63-00-27 972 63 08 35          
Corçà info@ceramicaferres.com            
  www.ceramicaferres.com           
               
Ceràmiques Est, SL 692 57 07 36            
Corçà eva.frigola@gmail.com          
  www.ceramiquesest.com          
               
Ceràmiques Llensa     972-64-01-55            
Canapost sa@llensa.e.telefonica.net          
               
Raventós Ceràmic Inter SL 972-64-30-00            
Vulpellac juanraventos@hotmail.com          
               
Terreral Terracota 972-48-87-00            
La Pera info@ceramicasdelter.com          
  www.ceramicasdelter.com          
               
Ceràmica i Restauracions Carles Agustí 972 64 12 18            
Vulpellac info@carlesagusti.cat          
  www.carlesagusti.cat          
               
               
               
GARDENING POTS          
               
Ceràmica La Estrella 972-64-34-14            
La Bisbal d'Empordà ceramicalaestrella@hotmail.com        
  www.ceramicalaestrella.com        
               
Francesc Figueras i Fills 972-64-11-33            
Vulpellac ceramic@figuerasifills.com          
  www.figuerasifills.com          
               
Nova Artesania SL 972-64-69-15            
Vulpellac novart10@gmail.com          
               
               
ARTISTIC            
               
Cerámicas Mariscal 676-782-887            
Albons ceramicasjosemariscal@yahoo.es        
  http://ceramicasjosemariscal.blogspot.com.es/        
               
Cerámicas Torres 972-64-40-04            
La Bisbal d'Empordà ceramicajoseptorres@gmail.com        
  www.ceramicatorres.com          
               
Ivet Bazaco Antonés 616-71-18-44            
Fonteta Ivet.bazaco@wanadoo,es          
  www.ivetbazaco.com          
               
Marchos Pacheco 620-299-511            
La Bisbal d'Empordà conlacaraenelbarro@gmail.com        
  http://ceramica-marcos.blogspot.com.es/        
               
Pau Planas 972-63-00-93            
Corça taller@ceramicaplanasmarques.com        
  www.ceramicaplanasmarques.com        
               
Rogenca Ceramista 972-64-08-40            
La Bisbal d'Empordà antonia@rogenca.com          
  www.rogenca.com          
               
Ceràmica Ley  972 98 36 49            
Peratallada info@ceramicaley.com          
  www.ceramicaley.com          
               
               
               
TABLEWARE AND ORNAMENTAL  
               
Ceràmica Alba SL 972-64-11-12            
Vulpellac ceramicaalba@gmail.com          
               
Ceràmica Artesana la Mufla 972-64-40-41            
La Bisbal d'Empordà lamufla@yahoo.es          
  www.ceramisteslabisbal.com        
               
Ceràmica Artesanal LB 972-63-00-89            
Corçà ceramicaLB@hotmail.com          
               
Ceràmica Artesanal Puigdemont, SL 972-64-04-25             
La Bisbal d'Empordà puigdemont.sl@gmail.com          
  www.ceramicapuigdemont.com          
               
Ceràmica del Baix Empordà SL 972-64-26-01            
Vulpellac              
               
Ceràmica La Ponderosa, SC 972-63-04-29            
Corçà ceramicalaponderosa@gmail.com        
  www.ceramicalaponderosa.com        
               
Ceràmica Sant Pol 972-64-17-45            
La Bisbal d'Empordà ceramicasantpol@hotmail.com        
  www.ceramicasantpol.com          
               
Cerámicas de la Bisbal Yuma, SL 972 64 34 80            
La Bisbal d'Empordà info@ceramicayuma.com          
  www.ceramicayuma.com          
               
Ceràmiques Aparicio 972 64 51 63            
Cruïlles info@ceramiquesaparicio.com         
  www.ceramiquesaparicio.com         
               
Ceràmiques J. Figueres SL (Art Fi ) 972-64-00-03            
La Bisbal d'Empordà              
               
Ceràmiques Osuna 972-64-40-53            
La Bisbal d'Empordà espinosa_1993@hotmail.com        
  www.ceramisteslabisbal.com        
               
Eloi Ceràmica 972-64-33-64            
Fonteta eloifonteta@hotmail.com          
  www.ceramisteslabisbal.com        
               
Josep Matés 659-169-146            
Fonteta josepmatesfonteta@gmail.com        
  www.josepmates.cat          
               
Pantaleu 972-63-42-24            
Palau Sator cpantaleu@gmail.com          
  www.ceramiquespantaleu.com        
               
PORDAMSA 972-63-41-75            
Sant Climent de Peralta pordamsa@pordamsa.com          
  www.pordamsa.com          
               
Rulduà Ceràmica 972 64 10 17             
La Bisbal d'Empordà jruldua@hotmail.com          
  www.rulduaceramica.com          
               
Terrissa Negra Heras Colomé 680 10 58 72            
Serra de Daró terrissanegra@terra.es          
  http://lluisherascolome.blogspot.com.es/        
               
Vilà-Clara Ceramistes 972-64-01-85            
La Bisbal d'Empordà vila-clara@vila-clara.com          
  www.vila-clara.com          
               
Estudi Ceràmic Ballesté Rosell S.C.P.  620 40 50 85             
Vulpellac estudiceramic@gmail.com          
  http://estudiceramic.blogspot.com.es/        
               
Lluís Puigdemont 972-64-39-16            
La Bisbal d'Empordà lluis.puidemont@gmail.com          
  www.facebook.com/CeramiquesLluisPuigdemont        
               
               
PRIME MATERIALS    
               
Argiles Bisbal SL 972-64-10-87            
Corçà info@argilesbisbal.com          
  www.argilesbisbal.com          
               
Argiles Colades Trayter 972-63-01-02            
Corçà info@argilescolades.com          
  www.argilescolades.com          
               
Argiles Colomer 972-64-06-56            
Cruïlles argilescolomersl@hotmail.com        
  www.argilescolomer.com          
               
               
OTHERS      
               
Escola de Ceràmica de la Bisbal 972-64-07-94            
Fonteta info@esceramicbisbal.net          
  www.esceramicbisbal.net          
               
Forns Romaguera 972-64-22-63 609 31 70 68          
La Bisbal d'Empordà              

Ceràmica de la Bisbal

History of pottery in la Bisbal

Pottery is and has been one of the main economic activities in the town, at least since the 18th century (the first written evidence of the potter profession dates back to 1511). Craftsman, creator, artist, almost an alchemist, La Bisbal potters are often the last of a family of potters who have shaped clay for generations. Useful, artistic, experimental, handmade or industrial shapes, you can find anything and everything throughout the long history of pottery in La Bisbal.

History of pottery in la Bisbal

History of pottery in la Bisbal

Pottery is and has been one of the main economic activities in the town, at least since the 18th century (the first written evidence of the potter profession dates back to 1511). Craftsman, creator, artist, almost an alchemist, La Bisbal potters are often the last of a family of potters who have shaped clay for generations. Useful, artistic, experimental, handmade or industrial shapes, you can find anything and everything throughout the long history of pottery in La Bisbal.


HISTORY OF POTTERY IN LA BISBAL

Pottery is and has been one of the main economic activities in the town, at least since the 18th century (the first written evidence of the potter profession dates back to 1511). Craftsman, creator, artist, almost an alchemist, La Bisbal potters are often the last of a family of potters who have shaped clay for generations. Useful, artistic, experimental, handmade or industrial shapes, you can find anything and everything throughout the long history of pottery in La Bisbal.

La Bisbal pottery has undergone major changes during its history parallel to the growing importance of this activity. Although production was limited to a strictly local area until the 17th century, from the 18th century and particularly from the end of that century, coinciding with the demographic growth in the Principality, the demand for La Bisbal pottery grew. This increase in production is seen in the ever more evident presence of La Bisbal products in the main markets in Catalonia (Girona, Olot, Mataró, etc.).

Ceràmica de la Bisbal

From the 19th century, particularly during the second half of the century, La Bisbal pottery experienced its golden age. Its products were not just marketed in Catalonia but were also imported to Spanish colonies overseas. During this century there was a gradual process of specialisation (“pisaires” and “botxaires” who did the modelling and the “fogaters” who baked the pottery, the incorporation of women in the working process, etc.) aimed at speeding up the process. The 19th century is the century for the decorative technique of trimming.

Throughout the 20th century, the gradual abandonment of agricultural and traditional farming activities towards a much more urban and industrial society, as well as the arrival of new materials that replaced pottery, such as plastic or stainless steel, broke the coherence between the product and its recipient and condemned the production of traditional pottery.

Ceràmica de la Bisbal

From the 1940s, the production of traditional pottery experienced a significant decline caused by the great cultural, economic and social changes after the civil war: the appearance of new materials and new ways of life meant that pottery objects lost the function for which they had been created and, therefore, to adapt to the new needs they became basically decorative items. The creation process incorporated the technical advances that facilitated the work and reduced costs (steck and press for making plates) and jasper became relevant in the decoration.

This situation would have been terminal if not for the tourist boom in the 1950s. The arrival of mass tourism enabled La Bisbal workers to reorient their production. This situation also had important consequences for the type of production and from that time the objects lost all sense of balance between function and shape and began a new era based on more baroque shapes and decorative techniques.

Today, La Bisbal is differentiated from other pottery producers by the fact that production is well diversified; not only are pottery items produced, but there is also a very important sector applying pottery to construction and another that produces decorative pottery. Together this makes a town that lives from pottery, as there are also other industries that supply raw materials, tools and machinery to the majority of potters and pottery factories in La Bisbal. These days this covers the majority of manufacturing, research and marketing possibilities for pottery products.

As well as the intense industrial and economic activity that pottery provides to the population of La Bisbal, one must bear in mind the different actions that are being carried out by the institutions, both educational activities (School of Pottery) and strictly cultural and recovery of material evidence produced by this activity (Terracotta Museum). The Museum of industrial pottery and clay of La Bisbal is the one of a few organisations in Catalonia devoted to preserving, conserving and promoting the material and cultural heritage related to pottery.

Press clips

Here you will find links to news about the various Ceràmica de la Bisbal brand name media

Press clips

Press clips

Here you will find links to news about the various Ceràmica de la Bisbal brand name media


ENLLAÇOS A NOTÍCIES SOBRE LA MARCA CERÀMICA DE LA BISBAL.
 
 
Matins_11_04
http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4040590   A partir del minut 35
 
TN migdia nacional 14_04
http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4036290/TN_-Migdia_07042012     A partir del minut 14
 
324.cat
http://www.324.cat/noticia/1679596/altemporda/El-cluster-ceramista-de-la-Bisbal-dEmporda-ja-exporta-el-30-de-la-produccio-i-sobre-als-mercats-rus-i-angles
 
La Vanguardia
http://www.lavanguardia.com/economia/20120404/54281846457/cluster-ceramico-bisbal.html
 
Expansión
http://www.expansion.com/2012/04/04/catalunya/1333553860.html
 
La Malla
http://www.lamalla.cat/infolocal/noticies/article?id=1023327#
 
TV Costa Brava
 http://tvcostabrava.xiptv.cat/l-informatiu-costa-brava/capitol/16-botigues-bisbalenques-ja-fan-servir-la-marca-de-qualitat-ceramica-de-la-bisbal
 
Agència Catalana de Notícies
http://www.acn.cat/acn/662783/Noticia/audio/Noticia.html
 
Nació digital
http://www.naciodigital.com/gironainfo/noticia/21026/ster/ceramista/bisbal/exporta/producci
 
Altres enllaços
http://raulmuxach.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/a-partir-dara-la-ceramica-de-la-bisbal-sortira-marcada-per-evitar-el-gat-per-llebre/
http://xcat.cat/05/04/2012/cer%C3%A0mica-de-la-bisbal-es-presenta-i-vol-cr%C3%A9ixer-m%C3%A9s-en-el-mercat-exterior/
 
La Vanguardia
 http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/girona/20120802/54332546264/la-bisbal-gironan-unen-esfuerzos-promocion-turistica.html
 
Diari de Girona
http://www.diaridegirona.cat/girona/2012/08/07/comerc-premis-campanya-girona-bisbal/575852.html