About us...

The craftsmanship that we present is mainly inspired from the Portuguese Azulejos, a passion born during the fifteen years we lived in Portugal ; a country where this art is very much in use and where we have had the opportunity to study the techniques and the secrets under the tutorship of local artisans. We have maintained all of our contacts, and such friendships allow us to always have available not only the ideas and the knowledge, but importantly also the main materials used in Portugal even today (tiles, enamels, oxides and accessories). The whole range of our productions is inspired by the classical originals visible in the national museums, the most famous buildings, churches and cathedrals.

Some historical background ....

The word Azulejos comes from the Arab az-zuleycha (shiny smooth stone) a true Arabian inheritance. The technique was developed during the 5th Century, and reached its artistic height between the 6th and 7th Century. Portugal adopted and perfected  the art superbly, which did not happen in any other European country. During the 18th Century it spread to the churches, convents, houses and buildings, gardens, fountains and staircases, telling the history of the lives of the saints or profane themes as the fables of La Fontaine, adorning façades and insides of buildings, houses and street names.The art of the Azulejos is quite well known in Spain, Italy, Holland, Turkey, Iran and Morocco, but it´s in Portugal that this form of decorative expression has had a very important role in the economy, the culture and in the traditions of this romantic and nostalgic country, that is appreciated whereever it is exhibited.