Pottery craftsmanship is one of Mallorca’s most dynamic artisan activities. The most common objects made are those used everyday in the Mallorcan kitchen:
clay pots, clay dishes, etc. Other objects include flower pots, washing bowls and “siurells” (whistles made into the shape of figures, painted white with flecks of bright colours), amongst others.
In the towns of Pòrtol and Sa Cabaneta, the pottery tradition dates back to the 18th century. It was during that period when the potteries and pottery shops began, starting a trade that has been passed down from parents to children.