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Quart, Market & Pottery Fair 2014


22/04/2014 en News

QUART MARKET-FAIR OF CATALAN POTTERY

Next date: 17/05/2014 a 18/05/2014

Speak about Quart and the Pottery is how to mention two words almost synonymous. We find documentation about this activity during Middle Ages, a time in which many artisans are located near an area rich in clay soil. There is a document from 1312, the oldest found to date, which refers to the manufacture of pots Quart. This document, preserved in the Historical Archive of Protocols Barcelona clarifies the importance of community Quart of pottery. The earthenware identification from the beginning of this activity Quart, black pottery is very characteristic of the medieval period, and that is that, in future, more properly identified and around the town.

The Quart potters guild remained between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries to the brotherhood of Santa Justa and Santa Rufina Brotherhood or Ollers December Quart, authorized by Philip II on 7 May 1572. Sector pottery in the village has suffered moments high activity and economic progress and decline over time.

Quart pottery is known around the perspective and decorative arts from the prestige achieved especially in the wake of modernism and Noucentism of large and renowned ceramic artists. In addition to the traditional pottery bondage, pitchers, bowls, pans, etc.., Begin to produce Fourth and decorative art pieces. Are so-called argerates. Takes place, therefore, a crucial junction in terms of the material clay red and black of the work, which had been gaining in importance over the centuries, but the division between useful and decorative vases.

Quart pottery is known around the perspective and decorative arts from the prestige achieved especially in the wake of modernism and Noucentism of large and renowned ceramic artists. In addition to the traditional pottery bondage, pitchers, bowls, pans, etc.., Begin to produce Fourth and decorative art pieces. Are so-called argerates. Takes place, therefore, a crucial junction in terms of the material clay red and black of the work, which had been gaining in importance over the centuries, but the division between useful and decorative vases.

 


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