Antonio Campos, the hands moulding the future of pottery

Antonio Campos is the last potter in Triana, a neighbourhood of Seville home to workshops which, at one point, produced skilled pieces of pottery for the four corners of the world. His workshop, the last one, is found, as it could be no other way, on Calle Alfarería (Pottery Street). He learned the trade in his home town of La Rambla in Cordoba, another place with a long tradition of pottery. Thirty years ago he decided to settle in Triana. And he’s still there. According to Antonio, there’s only one reason that his workshop has survived, and that’s “his obsession with doing a good job”. Five of his six children are following in his footsteps and working with clay. With them, the tradition is guaranteed to continue.

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