Overview - La Cartuja de Sevilla

Overview

From its beginning in 1841, La Cartuja de Sevilla was different from other contemporary factories not only on demand of domestic products but in creation and production of unique pieces of art. For that reason many of the most important artists and creators of ceramic worked along with La Cartuja de Sevilla such as: Alorda, Arellano, Bodineau, Escribano, Carmen Jiménez, Maeso, Molina, Zuloaga, Tortosa, Vera and Villalobos.

Due to this constant up rising, La Cartuja earned loads of prices and honours obtained in every exhibition they went to: London, Paris, Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Alicante, Baiona, Vienna, Moscow, Cádiz, Porto, Mexico and Philadelphia.

All this enormous legacy makes it one of the biggest ceramic collection of the world, tiles, decorated dishes, ceramic garden stands, vases...along with a wide collection of original decorations, most of them previously unknown, tools for ceramic production and decoration. In July 1996 all the historic products inside the Museum obtain the title of “Good of Cultural Interest” passing it to be the State's property (National Museum of Decorative Arts) in 2001.

Nowadays part of the collection which has been already classified can be seen at the Archaeological Museum of Seville.