Museo de la Cerámica de Triana
Museum in Seville
The Triana Ceramic Center is a museum created in 2014 by the Seville City Council. Since Roman times Seville has been famous for its azulejos – ceramic tiles and now it has a ceramic museum created in the old Santa Ana factory, located close to Triana Market and Castillo San Jorge in Trianal Bario, and was one of the last ceramic production centers in Seville.
The museum is a modern display and uses audio-visual presentation to good effect, from old black-and-white footage of mud being shoveled and carried by mules; potters making pieces on their wheels; colored pigment in jars; ceramics being painted by artisans.
What you will find in the Museo de la Cerámica de Triana
The museum divided into three main areas:
- On the ground floor, you can see various kilns from the late 19th and early 20 century. You also learn about the ceramic making process from raw materials, including gathering clay deposits from the riverbank and water from the river to the the halogens or containers to store the prepared pigments.
- The first floor has an example of ceramics from Moorish times up to the 1950s, including ceramic pieces designed by Aníbal González, which decorated the Plaza de España.
- Also on the first floor there’s a section on the neighborhood of Triana itself, famous for its flamenco artists and festivals, as well as tile factories.
Other names of Museo de la Cerámica de Triana
The Museo de la Cerámica de Triana has the following names: Triana Ceramic Center.
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