Coimbra, in the center of Portugal, has produced ceramics for many centuries and possesses the oldest written document related to national ceramics.
The pottery of Coimbra represents the Eastern tradition - porcelains of China that was brought back by the sailors during the time of the discoveries - and also the influence of the Arab style.
Since 1960 there have also been produced ceramics inspired by the important Roman ruins of Conimbriga that exist nearby.
The pieces are decorated and distinguished by the following characteristics: 17th century blue drawings and color drawing (both inspired by the scenes of hunts); 15th century design under Arab influence and 18th century drawing with feathers and plumages of exotic birds that produce a unique effect giving the dishes a unique characteristic that it is impossible to confuse it with any other.
Interview made by RTP and translation by Caldeirão da Cati.