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We have made it our mission to combine beautiful natural products from traditional craftsmanship with modern design. The result is Portofino Ceramica - handmade ceramics from Portugal. But what does handmade mean exactly? How can you imagine it? How are the shapes and unique color gradients created?

Our manufacturers

We work with several Portuguese family businesses, all located between Porto and Lisbon. There, our unique tableware and vases are created with much love and care for a human and environmentally friendly production. No matter how big or small the manufactory is, our producers manage with great passion to combine our design and color ideas with traditional craftsmanship. It gives us great pleasure to develop new things again and again in close cooperation.

The design

The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is often reflected in the designs of our ceramics - that's important to us - because we want to bring a piece of Portugal into your four walls. Before we travel to Portugal and visit the factories, we always have a pretty clear idea of what we want. Once we have decided on a color on site at the factory, we apply it to molds of our choice. From this, samples are created. Once the color has been successfully applied to the molds, we first test the tableware at home for a few weeks to see if the molds are suitable for everyday use and the dishwasher, for example. Often, when we unpack the patterns, we are already so enamored that the decision is quickly made. Rarely are we dissatisfied and have to work again on the design.

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Production flow

All our products are made by hand. Therefore, even small deviations in shape and color occur, which give our ceramics its character. No two plates are alike, every color gradient on the cups is unique.