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A glazed clay jar and hand drawn around the piece will represent the pottery Totana (15/07/2008)

A glazed clay jar and hand drawn around the piece will represent the pottery Totana to "identify the town as a municipality potter, both inside and outside our territory."

This handmade piece was prepared by Andrés Hernández totanero Aledo, of Pottery Romero and Hernandez, who has been the winner of the election of a representative piece of pottery from Totana.

The contest, organized by the Department of Craft and artisans' associations and local potters, was convened with the aim of fostering creativity in the field of ceramics and promote the name of a municipality Totana potter.

The winning piece, made of clay pottery glaze by Romero and Hernandez, was made in two sizes, 52 x 30 inches and the mini part in 11 x 9.5 cm, which has competed with the 13 pieces presented by the different potteries 6 locality.

The piece selected as the winner of this contest, then you could be produced and distributed by potters all participants, must supply among others, the demand by the City of Totana, being chosen as the winning piece institutional protocol object, according to Councilman Craft, María Isabel Sánchez Ruiz.

During the ceremony, the Councillor for Crafts, María Isabel Sánchez Ruiz has been accompanied by President of Association of Artisans of Totana (Asarta), Rosa Maria Sainz, President of Technology Center for Crafts Totana, Bartholomew Bellon, and Association president Crafts and Pottery Totana, José María Cánovas Polo.

The aim of this pottery piece is to "identify a municipality Totana potter, both inside and outside our territory," said the mayor, who recalled that Totana is the only municipality in the Region as part of the Spanish Association of Cities Ceramics (AECC), consisting of forty Spanish municipalities and aims to bring together all the Spanish cities with historical ties to the ceramic and who are willing to increase their productive ceramic heritage or those activities and institutions related to ceramics. "

Moreover, one of the resolutions adopted by this entity was the permanent exhibition at the Museum of the City of Argentona (Barcelona), home of that national association, a representative piece of the pottery tradition of each municipality.

The jury, among others has been integrated by the Mayor, Councillor Crafts, a technician of the municipal department, a representative from each of the four associations of artisans of Totana, not participating in the contest, the Director General Crafts Region of Murcia where or technical delegate, a representative of the media and a representative of the tourism sector.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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