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8 February 2011

Ceramic artist Lars Pranger in Mecina Fondales

While visiting the Taha valley one of the things that will probably catch your atention are the beautiful blue and white tiles with the names of the streets, paths, springs and monuments. These ceramic tiles that enliven the seven Taha villages were made by Lars Pranger, a Swedish painter who moved to Spain in 1962. About twenty-five years ago he set up home in Mecina Fondales, where he found the inspiration and tranquility to develop his passion for ceramics. His clay artwork can be admired and bought in the Casa de Arte in Pitres or by appointment in his workshop at the bottom of the village. Lars can also be contacted for special orders.

Related articles:
- Alpujarran handcraft or artesanía
- Sendero de La Taha with photo of the Fuente de Fondales for which Lars Pranger made the tiles with the name

Related links:
- Lars Pranger in ´Viajeros por Andalucía´ (interview starts 17 minutes into the programme)

Related key words: cerámica tradicional española

1 comment:

Laura said...

We saw some of his tiles on the springs and house numbers around Ferreirola - I wish I had known about him while we were there. Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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