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Porches Pottery

En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
+351 282 352 858
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Lovely cafe!

Pottery is nice, rather over-priced and we didn’t see anyone making or decorating any pottery when... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Helen R
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Part of our Portitours trip

First stop. Hand painted pottery. Some nice pieces to buy. Had a great day with Simone our driver... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
RUTH033
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LONDON
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En 125, Porches 8400-451, Portugal
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Pottery is nice, rather over-priced and we didn’t see anyone making or decorating any pottery when we visited, which was a disappointment. However, the real surprise is the lovely cafe attached. It’s very relaxed, lovely surroundings.More

Thank Helen R
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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the pottery and the Bar Bacchus café, we are sorry that you didn't see anyone painting on your visit, but please allow me to explain a little what we do here at Porches Pottery. Our pottery...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

First stop. Hand painted pottery. Some nice pieces to buy. Had a great day with Simone our driver and took in the coastline around Carvoeiro which is stunning, lunch at Ferragudo and lastly wine tasting. An excellent trip with a very knowledgeable driver.

Thank RUTH033
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Porches Pottery has now been in business for 50 years. Family owned, they employ skilled artisans who you can watch decorating each piece of pottery - every piece is somewhat unique and you can be guaranteed that none of this work is mass produced in...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for this kind and informative review. We take pride in our work and it is always lovely when visitors appreciate the essence of our hand painted wares. Each item is indeed handmade and hand decorated, depicting the initials of each artist on the...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Porches Pottery has been here for 50 years. The styles and merchandise haven’t changed in our 5 years coming here. You can see the women painting the pottery. Nice gardens and cafe

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

There is so much pottery available in this area. But a check of Wikipedia and Trip Advisor led me to Porches. The history of the company is interesting. Much of the pottery from Portugal is “made” here but it is factory made. Porches still uses...More

Thank Intrepid256
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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that you took the time to look up our history, we are finding it hard to believe but we are fifty years old this year. If you are interested to know even more there is information...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Very charming shop with tons of hand painted pottery Large and small pieces. Artists at work while we were there. Also lovely little cafe where we had nice lunch....even iced coffee.More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to the pottery and the café. As you rightly point out, we try to ensure that we have a variety of pottery, within the traditional...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a beautiful pottery shop with a wonderful little eatery attached! I visited twice because the pottery quality is the best in the area and very beautiful. If you want to experience true European charm, stop by and enjoy!More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit. We take great pride in making hand crafted pottery. Each piece is hand painted and glazed here on our premises, using the old techniques of traditional Majolica ware. The café...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

If your looking for pottery, then this is your stop. The pieces are of high quality. Excellent craftsmanship.More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed visiting our pottery. We take great pride in producing handmade and handpainted pottery, in the hope that with the right care it will last a lifetime. It is, of course, lovely when...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We were driving from Seville to Lisbon and spent the night on the coast very near here. We'd seen Porches Pottery featured in a travel show, so decided to make time for a visit. It's a nice place where pottery is made on the spot...More

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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you for your positive review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and thanks for making the detour. It is true that our pottery is quite heavy, this is due to the red clay we use, also...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

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
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Olariamajolica, Manager at Porches Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

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!

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I don't know but you can use the local bus service
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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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