Malpica de Bergantiños has one of the most interesting live points of Galician craftwork in Buño. The potters of this town, awarded with the gold medal of Fine Arts, keep alive a secular activity which speaks of the culture and lifestyle of the Galician people. These artisans keep the secret that allows them to make art from everyday utensils and transmit it through their hands giving form to the clay that is found in the subsoil. Traditionally they produced utensils that were and are part of the Galician home: jugs, cups, plates, lunch boxes … but in the last few decades have evolved towards more versatile pieces and with new forms and glazes. They have been able to interpret the concerns of consumers and have been able to print a more artistic aspect around the items made with their hands, at the same time keeping alive the ancestral forms, some of which are more than two centuries old.
Forno do Forte Ecomuseum
Any time of year is good to visit Buño. In addition to being able to visit some pottery workshop or buying a souvenir from Buño’s pottery shops, it is also advisable to visit the Forno do Forte Ecomuseum, owned by the Deputation da Coruña and managed by the Council of Malpica. In this museum we can understand much better the life of potters and the techniques used in the processing of their pieces. Visitors back in time to meet the lifestyle of a family pottery in 1950. Check more information about contact and opening times in museums.