January 2021 | Alcora Ceramics Museum | Spain
I am thrilled to have been awarded with the First Prize at the 40th International Ceramics Contest of Alcora 2020 with the "Golden Jar" Ceramic Work. I am also very excited that the ceramic work will be added to the Museum's Permanent Collection.
"Alcora is known for its pottery. The factory was founded in 1727 by Buenaventura Pedro de Alcántara Jiménez de Urrea, ninth count of Aranda, on his property. This nobleman, who had visited the French ceramic factories of Marseille, Nevers and Moustiers, tried to contribute to the European manufacturing processes and to renew the traditional Spanish manufacture in this matter. With the disappearance of the Aranda house in 1798, the factory entered a period of decline."