Half way between the city of Girona and the costal towns of La Costa Brava, at the foothills of the Area of Natural Interest of Les Gavarres, five towns of L'Empordanet host the highest concentration of artisans in Catalunya, just behind the metropolitan area of Barcelona. In an area of a few kilometres there may be found a wide range of professionals dedicated to craftsmanship. In this catalogue you will find information on the artisan companies -with one or several artisans working in them- from the towns of La Bisbal d’Empordà, Forallac, Cruïlles, Monells and Sant Sadurní de l’Heura, Corçà and Ullastret, organized according to the repertoire of artisan occupations and pinpointed on a map. You will also find information about the availability of guided tours, courses or the existence of a shop.
c/ dels brucs, 12. Pol. Indu. V2- 17111 Vulpellac
Tel. +34 972 645 163
"Ceràmiques Aparicio" is a modern company that manufactures and sells decorative pottery, with more than 25 years of expertise and a wide array of clients in many European countries. Their products, inspired in the Mediterranean style, are manufactured using the most advanced production techniques, making high-quality creations that can withstand a usage with modern kitchen appliances.
c/ Aigüeta, 72
La Bisbal d'Empordà
Tel. +34 665 373 583
The potter, Annick Galimont, creates elegant, personal, unique useful and artistic objects inspired by nature in her small welcoming workshop-boutique in the commercial pottery area of La Bisbal d’Empordà. In her premises, with a calm, pleasant atmosphere, you will find, among other things, all kinds of tea and coffee sets and, if you feel like it, on her advice you can make your own creations!
Av. Costa Brava, 34, Corçà
Tel. +34 972 630 093
A family business that during more than 35 years has created all kinds of products with clay from La Bisbal and also with stoneware: table sets, lights, plates, vases, bottles, ceramic pictures, bath and kitchen accessories, etc. The design and decoration of his pieces is very personal and differentiate them from the rest of artisan companies related to ceramics.
Tel. +34 972 643 364 / +34 646 663 971
"Ca l'Eloi" is Jordi Bonaventura's small traditional pottery workshop, where decorative and utility pottery is produced. Of his creations, the animal-shaped pieces (hens, owls, cats, ...) to be used in the kitchen are the most highlighted, to achieve a discrete light source with candles both in the interior or the exterior of your home or to make a commemorative present to someone.
Crta. C-66 Girona-Palamós, Km 12, Corçà
Tel. +34 972 630 027
Making ceramic tiles and special pieces since 1956, this allows them to answer every possible decorative need. Expert hands create a wide range of unique pieces of glazed ceramics and stoneware to contribute solutions to architecture and interior design.
Tel. +34 972 630 429
It is a handicraft pottery workshop where you can find unique pieces made on a potter's wheel which are cut and decorated by artisans. The sisters Isabel and Fabiola Alcalá continue the family tradition started more than six generations ago in the elaboration of decorative pieces: candle lights, vases, table sets, flower pots that can be hanged on a wall, garden lights, etc. They preserve an old wood-fired oven that can be visited during the whole year!
Av. Costa Brava, 52, Corçà
Tel. +34 972 630 289 / +34 626 932 335
It is a design company which produces pottery for daily use and decoration, with a fully handicraft production process, from the creation of every piece to its decoration, this allows them to create unique pieces for every client's needs. Their products are distinguished by simple but elegant lines with pastel or bright shades.
c/ Carme Carles, 9. Vulpellac (Showroom)
Tel. +34 656 451 337 / +34 620 405 085
The potters David Rosell and Anna Ballesté established themselves in Vulpellac (Forallac) and created the firm "Estudi Ceràmic [ba_Ro]", with which they sign their exclusive collection of table sets and home objects handcrafted from local clay. The results are local high-quality products.
Av. La Bisbal, 3, Peratallada
Tel. +34 972 983 649
A workshop that creates auteur ceramics where Martin Ley creates pieces ranging from animal sculptures to decorative and utilitarian pieces. He works with a stoneware and a glaze of his own creation with which he obtains pleasant textures with a glossy appearance. With his glazes he creates lively and agreeable colours but not excessively shiny. Workshop and shop open for everyone who walks around the medieval town of Peratallada.
c/ Paral·lel, 52, La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 643 414
Since 1965, the family business "Ceramica La Estrella" produces pottery for gardens and the outside, with clients around the world, specially in France. They specialize in the making of flower pots, what makes them special and different from the rest is the double firing. The advantages of this kind of firing are a harder and slightly shinier glazed ceramic.
c/ Aigüeta, 88, La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 644 004
Ceramic is a material that gives to make very varied pieces, one of them are the pottery murals painted and/or engraved for different uses: clocks, plates, numbers and names of streets/houses, a painting, etc. In the pottery mural workshop of the craftsman Josep Torres and following his advice, you can also make your own piece of art.
Tel. +34 695 466 400
A pottery workshop where the traditional wall-decorating technique from La Bisbal d'Empordà is still used, it creates an elevation that makes the difference with the rest of ceramics in the country. They create individual products on demand, like clocks, pictures, table sets, house numbers, souvenirs, etc.
c/ Nou, 122, La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 643 480 / +34 651 880 067
It has been 39 years since "Ceràmica Yuma" makes pottery uninterruptedly, investigating, designing and producing in La Bisbal d'Empordà, always respecting tradition and discovering new techniques to improve quality. They manufacture bowls, plates, signs and decorative elements. They offer guided tours to their workshop to pass on their passion for their trade.
Crta. C-66 Girona- Palamós- Pol. 8 Parc. 54- Vulpellac
Tel. +34 972 641 218
A family business, founded in 1962, dedicated to the manufacturing of ceramic materials for construction and decoration. They are specialists in the restoration and reproduction of antiques. They have created pieces for the restoration of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, the Catalan auditorium or Columbus' avenue in Barcelona, among others.
c/ dels Brucs, 13. Pol. Ind. V2, Vulpellac
Tel. +34 972 641 133 / +34 658 920 955
A family business that, since 1960, manufactures pottery for gardening, decoration and restoration. They specialize in big pieces which are tailor-made for interior decoration, hotels, restaurants, country houses, etc. They also create ice-resistant glazed ceramics. They have 57 years of expertise focused in creativity, customization and the design of their products.
c/ Indústria, 9, La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 643 916
A family business dedicated to the manufacture of a day-to-day decorative pottery, specially for the home, using the traditional methods of La Bisbal d'Empordà. It emphasizes colours and design in their creations, in which predominate colours like a fiery red and a natural green in combination with different designs: spirals, spots, lines, etc.
Mas Chicot s/n, 17256 Palau-Sator
Tel. +34 972 634 227
A handcrafted pottery workshop which creates everyday tools for home. Their handcrafted pieces are easily recognizable thanks to their varied colour combinations. With more than 30 years of experience, the products of "Ceràmiques Pantaleu" always offer simplicity and sophistication at the same time for restaurant tables, hotels and homes.
Crta. de Bisbal a Fonteta, 7 Vulpellac (Girona)
Tel. +34 972 643 000/+34 646 776 461
Born in an artisan family with an artistic tradition since 1888, Joan Raventós knows the trades of stained glass making, sculpture, painting and pottery. He elaborates pottery, stoneware and porcelain, with an infinite palette of colours and textures, for both the outside architecture and the interior and he makes projects in collaboration with architects, town planners, sculptors and painters from many different countries.
c/ Indústria, 17. La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 640 425
The third generation of "Puigdemont Ceràmica Artesanal", founded in the year 1930, are three sisters who still maintain the pottery family tradition. Nowadays, their products are decorative elements for home, in which they combine a traditional spirit in production matters and innovation in colour and design.
c/ Aigüeta, 49. La Bisbal d'Empordà
Tel. +34 627 688 747
SAMPERE is a sustainable tableware brand for avant-garde gastronomy. It was born to accompany the experience transmitted by chefs and restaurants to their dishes. All the pieces it makes are designed and manufactured in La Bisbal with high quality stoneware. Craftwork, minimalism and functionality in essence.
Tel. +34 659 169 146
The handcrafted elaboration of pieces made out of black clay, without any glazes nor varnishes, traditional and at the same time contemporary, adapted to modern uses. The "cantirs" (earthenware drinking jug with spout and handle) or filters made out of clay fired with coal have antiseptic properties favourable for maintaining or improving the quality of food and water. This kind of production takes advantage of forest fuel sources and local clay.
c/ Amor Filial, 2. La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. + 34 972 641 293
Josep Sayols and his son are the fourth and fifth generations of leather workers. In their shop in La Bisbal d'Empordà, they restore, repair and manufacture any product related to leather and horses: saddles, reins, head collars, bridles,... using different techniques and the tools of their trade. Their main customers are riding clubs and horse fanatics.
c/ Acacies, 7- Pol. Ind. V-2 Forallac
Tel. +34 972 640 921
A familiar business devoted to the forge and the locksmith's trade, with 40 years of expertise and jobs done all around Europe. They create unique pieces treating iron like in the old days: using the hammer and the anvil. Besides artistic forging they make furniture, lights and stairs too and they are specialists in the solder of both big and small structures with the welder's qualification EN-287-1 (WPS and WPQ).
c/ Acàcies, 14 Pol. Ind. V2 - Vulpellac
Tel. +34 972 642 724
Llenas Natur Cork produces cork stoppers for all kinds of bottles, special washers for cava (large sizes), stoppers of glued pieces and other utilitarian and/or more decorative items, adapting to the client's demands, both national and international. Jaume Llenas is the fourth generation of cork artisans and one of the few who works with cork extracted from the cork oaks of the Gavarres Area of Natural Interest.
Mas Entreserra - Casavells
Tel. +34 652 990 069
Mas Entreserra is a small family company that produces honey and derivatives of it, such as the wax of their bees. The sweet and relaxing smell they emit and the maintained honey’s own colour make their beeswax candles be the product, artisan and completely natural, ideal for lighting and decorating your home.
c/ Paral.lel, 40 - La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 643 070
In 1917, Josep Batlle opened a small workshop in La Bisbal d’Empordà engaged in the manufacture of espart to grass matting and agricultural utensil. In 1996, his grandson Pere Batlle consolidated the family tradition launching the manufacture of carpets for domestic use. The finest products from the plant world converted into the raw material of timeless creation for the new ESTORA line of complementary furniture.
c/ Aigüeta, 16 - La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 972 645 689
At "Decobruc" they create furniture, ecological and sustainable decorative objects and accessories that are respectful with the environment, with the intention of taking nature closer to home in a decorative and functional way. The production is handcrafted, which favours a level of quality and exclusivity that is difficult to obtain in mechanized processes. A large part of the produced furniture is singular and tailor-made.
Tel. +34 603 537 444
A stonemason who creates all kinds of pieces with natural stone, be it architectural, ornamental or sculptural, both for the restoration of historical assets and the construction of new ones. He has collaborated in many diverse projects such as the Sagrada Familia, the palace of La Generalitat, the cathedrals of Salisbury, Reims, Brusels,... which attests for his expertise in his trade.
Tel. +34 972 642 292
Since 1982, the Falguera Workshop has been dedicated to the study and construction of sundials and to the design and reproduction of old mechanical watches, made entirely by hand. In addition, they dominate several techniques of manual printing on different supports: textile, wood, glass, metal ... as well as painting in large format pieces that are custom made.
c/ Aigüeta, 2 – La Bisbal d’Empordà
Tel. +34 609 216 224
During a stroll through the authentic Empordà region with Marta Xuclà, an interior decorator and transformer of spaces and objects, you will learn to find all the materials, colours and shapes that define the Empordà landscape: clay, heather, stones, water, glass, straw, colour, light and so on.
La Bisbal / Vullpellac
Tel. +34 654608508
Pilar Aldana-Méndez's passion for sculpture led her to learn various sculptural trades to work in glass, stone, clay and metal, among others. Thus, the sculptures in small format, the jewels, the installations and the monumental sculptures, are fed by an infinity of experiences, readings and investigations. In her workshop we take a trip through her sculptural work, projects and models, and we can enjoy professional sculpture classes and special creativity sessions.