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Porches Pottery

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Amamzing selection of Pottery from many different artisits

As I travel through each country I purchase a hand made painted plate that represents that country... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
John Van Der M
Large choice of wonderful handmade pottery

Located on the N125  between Lagos and Albufeira, Porches pottery is the place to go in order to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
CPJD00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 August 2017

TripAdvisor recommends Porches Pottery as one of the top attractions to visit in Porches, and it's easy to see why. The area of Porches itself isn't exactly awash with places to visit and things to do, but there is definitely an abundance of stores selling...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

I hope you have recovered from the long walk, and in the heat too no less! Thank you so very much for your thoroughly researched, thoughtful and generous review. It has truly made our day! I have printed it and shared it with my colleagues,...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I love unique art. I find any opportunity to support even more local workers doing traditional work. I made my boyfriend drive that day and skip on the beach day just to visit Porches. The shop itself it's quite beautiful.There are a lot of products...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

As I travel through each country I purchase a hand made painted plate that represents that country. At Porches Pottery I found many different and unique pieces all painted by different artists. In the end I purchased a few pieces some that will be given...More

Thank John Van Der M
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit. We take great care with our work, ensuring that each piece is carefully made and hand painted, with the artist's signature and the date on the back. We hope you enjoy your pieces for...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Located on the N125  between Lagos and Albufeira, Porches pottery is the place to go in order to bring some wonderful handmade pottery from the Algarve. Large parking in front of the atelier and shop, even a small café in the garden. Very large choice...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for this positive review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We strive to make good quality, handmade pottery that is fairly priced, so it is very rewarding when our efforts are recognized. If you happen to return, let us know...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I'd seen this place in guidebooks and looked on the website. I was really looking forward to visiting and I wasn't disappointed. It has a lovely feeling as you walk in and we were made to feel welcome despite me worrying that my 3 children...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for this kind review, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and like our pottery. We take great care and pride in the hand making and hand painting of each piece, so it is especially rewarding when our work is...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Pottery is nice, rather over-priced and we didn’t see anyone making or decorating any pottery when we visited, which was a disappointment. However, the real surprise is the lovely cafe attached. It’s very relaxed, lovely surroundings.More

Thank Helen R
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the pottery and the Bar Bacchus café, we are sorry that you didn't see anyone painting on your visit, but please allow me to explain a little what we do here at Porches Pottery. Our pottery...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

First stop. Hand painted pottery. Some nice pieces to buy. Had a great day with Simone our driver and took in the coastline around Carvoeiro which is stunning, lunch at Ferragudo and lastly wine tasting. An excellent trip with a very knowledgeable driver.

Thank RUTH033
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Porches Pottery has now been in business for 50 years. Family owned, they employ skilled artisans who you can watch decorating each piece of pottery - every piece is somewhat unique and you can be guaranteed that none of this work is mass produced in...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for this kind and informative review. We take pride in our work and it is always lovely when visitors appreciate the essence of our hand painted wares. Each item is indeed handmade and hand decorated, depicting the initials of each artist on the...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Porches Pottery has been here for 50 years. The styles and merchandise haven’t changed in our 5 years coming here. You can see the women painting the pottery. Nice gardens and cafe

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

There is so much pottery available in this area. But a check of Wikipedia and Trip Advisor led me to Porches. The history of the company is interesting. Much of the pottery from Portugal is “made” here but it is factory made. Porches still uses...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that you took the time to look up our history, we are finding it hard to believe but we are fifty years old this year. If you are interested to know even more there is information...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Very charming shop with tons of hand painted pottery Large and small pieces. Artists at work while we were there. Also lovely little cafe where we had nice lunch....even iced coffee.More

Thank Linda R
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to the pottery and the café. As you rightly point out, we try to ensure that we have a variety of pottery, within the traditional...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a beautiful pottery shop with a wonderful little eatery attached! I visited twice because the pottery quality is the best in the area and very beautiful. If you want to experience true European charm, stop by and enjoy!More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit. We take great pride in making hand crafted pottery. Each piece is hand painted and glazed here on our premises, using the old techniques of traditional Majolica ware. The café...More

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I don't know but you can use the local bus service
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If you are travelling by car, follow the EN 125 road to Porches village roundabout, then carry on following the 125 road for approximately 850m and you will see the Pottery on your left. If you are coming by bus, take the... More
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