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Quality has its price

Located a few Kilometers away from the Porches Pottery, just behind a roundabout , the Pequena... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
CPJD00
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Perfect pottery

Such a pleasure to visit this beautiful pottery. Just take your time, look ahead, look down, look... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
bonicarv
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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In a typical old farmhouse, we produce functional pottery, tiles and prints with local themes such as olives, lemons and sardines. Although using traditional craft techniques, the design of the work is fresh and contemporary. The studio shop is open...more
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Estrada Nacional 125, Porches 8400-489, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Located a few Kilometers away from the Porches Pottery, just behind a roundabout , the Pequena Olaria, is a much smaller place, and therefore, you will find not as many choice. However, the pieces of pottery are really of top quality, and tge designs are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for the kind review. You make a fair point about prices being higher, but unfortunately, they have to be when I have a limited production

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Loved the pottery especially as it was different than all the traditional Portuguese pottery. Beautiful designs and very heavy pieces. We bought 2 but would have loved more.... Quite pricey and unfortunately Ian does not ship,.....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for the generous review.......and for buying two pieces! Regarding shipping.........I have just started working with a company who collect/pack and ship work for me, so I can now arrange transport for people who want to buy something but have restrictions on what they can...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Such a pleasure to visit this beautiful pottery. Just take your time, look ahead, look down, look high. Don't miss anything. Tiles, prints, pots all so lovely. Contemporary but will look stunning in any Algarve home. The owner and artist is so welcoming and happy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Perfect review.Thanks. Maybe too glowing?.....Visitors might think I wrote it myself.

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful tiles in a welcoming studio/shop. The owner & artist is very talented and knowledgeable. A must visit if in the Algarve.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Get away from the tourist area and come here! One km west of the small city of Porches. Very good products at a reasonable price. Also a nice small patio with a bar. Nice people!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks for your positive review......but I think you may be confusing us with Porches Pottery, given your description and directions. We are smaller, nearer the village and unfortunately don't have a bar.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This fantastic pottery shop, run by Ian and Marco, is beautifully designed and has gorgeous mugs, platters, vases, cups and plates of all sizes

Date of experience: March 2017
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks for the kind review.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

You will find beautiful mix of traditional and cool design pottery.... bowls, tiles, plates, cups, dishes etc.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

friendly great atmosphere would recommend to others that have not been here yet ideal for everyone i thought so

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I make sure I visit this pottery each time I stay at my sisters apartment in Armacao da Pera. It's very different from the usual Portuguese pottery you see along the road side or in tourist shops. The owner and designer is a Scotsman, Ian...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

LOVED this little treasure cove. The owner produces his beautiful bowls, tiles, plates, cups, dishes etc. presumably by process which has been existing for centuries on, yet then designs with a very modern touch. You won't see any traditional leaves and flowers here, but cool...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Ian F, Owner at Olaria Pequena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

I was very pleased to read your description. 'Traditional' yet 'contemporary'. That's really what we're aiming to do here. Thanks for taking the time to write a cool review.

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DiLav03
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Response from Ian F | Property representative |
Our standard mugs are €25, small bows €30 and vases start at € 40. Hope this is of some help.
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