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Porches Pottery

En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
+351 282 352 858
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A great stop

Well worth a bit of a divergence to visit this wonderful shop. Excellent craftsmanship, most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald K
,
Slidell, Louisiana
Nice pottery.

Some nice pieces amongst the usual tourist stuff. Though no credit card facilities lucky we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nickg1964
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Louvie-Juzon, France
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“hand painted” (7 reviews)
“local art” (2 reviews)
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En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
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+351 282 352 858
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a bit of a divergence to visit this wonderful shop. Excellent craftsmanship, most friendly reception and fine pricing for unique items.

Thank Ronald K
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us this great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, our pottery is all handmade and we emphasise the use of free brush strokes in each design. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some nice pieces amongst the usual tourist stuff. Though no credit card facilities lucky we had cash. Opening hours hit and miss. Pleasant staff.More

Thank nickg1964
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm afraid there has been some confusion; we accept both credit and debit cards for all purchases. Our pottery is open all year round from January to December. We are open 6 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited several other pottery shops in the area and the quality at Porches Pottery is exceptionally high. Beautiful patterns and a wide selection of handmade pottery. The shopkeepers were very helpful, in particular by working with us to ship our selections to the U.S....More

Thank lllaroo
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We make every effort to maintain the highest standards possible in terms of both our craftsmanship and the quality of the glazes, paints and clay we make our pots with. Part of this is hand glazing and hand painting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some innovative and striking designs! If you’re into pottery, I would recommend this place. I was just browsing and didn’t purchase anything.More

Thank TabLam
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. All of our designs are developed here in Porches. Originally, by our founding artists, Lima de Freitas and Patrick Swift. We continue to innovate and develop our designs under the guidance of Swift's daughters....More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Wish I had found this place earlier. Only had tuna baguette and prawn baguette with the most freshest ingredients accompanied by a beautiful fresh salad, the service was so attentive and the very welcoming under cover cool area , it’s so hot today. I know...More

Thank SuemalcCheshire
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed you lunch at the café! You might be interested to know that the tiles decorationg the café walls were hand painted by the founder of Porches Pottery, Patrick Swift. The outdoor terrace area is also decorated with beautiful tiles...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

The small pottery had a selection of pottery and porcelain that was handmade in store. Great craftsmanship on their behalf, but it wasn't my cup of tea. It was a good place for a toilet stop and to stock up on water though. Not the...More

Thank Barry P
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review. At Porches Pottery we create hand-painted majolica pottery, which is red-clay earthenware pottery that is glazed with a tin-based opaque glaze, upon which we brush paint our many motifs and designs. This is different to porcelain, though historically the technique...More

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

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stopped on our way back to the airport on Saturday, so missed the artists at work. The variety of painted items on view and different patterns made selection a tantalisingly decision, but came away with a few lovely souvenirs.More

Thank J G
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for your very generous review. I hope that your journey home went safely and that you enjoy your pottery for years to come. On your next trip to Portugal, try to drop by on a weekday and you will find us...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to get some gifts to take home and found this very hard to choose from the great range they had spent far to much money but was well worth it #wellworthalookMore

Thank Nigel W
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We have a lot of fun and freedom in creating the wide variety of colours and designs that you have seen, and we are always quietly experimenting and trying new things within our house-style. I'm delighted that you found something of the Algarve to bring...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the wonderful Porches pottery last week with our family and friends and were totally bowled over by the beauty of the designs and colours of the huge range of pieces available to purchase. We spent a couple of hours choosing bowls and dishes...More

Thank Melinda702
Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you liked our little pottery. We hope you and your pieces get back safely and you had a fun and relaxing holiday here in the Algarve. Hopefully, we'll see you...More

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Kangarooliz
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Response from Goron58 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you can use the local bus service
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ednanorthernireland
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Response from Olariamajolica | Property representative |
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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