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La terrissa pren els carrers de la Galera

Galleries and visitors can go to Gaudir d’Argila, the 27th edition of the_Fira de la_Terrissa i la Ceràmica. The contest competes at the stalls of sixty craftsmen from Catalonia and the State, France, Morocco and Hongria, among other countries. After two years it feels like it can be celebrated due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the contest returns both força but sense some of its distinctive trets, with the invited country. Yes, it is the invited autonomous community, which in Guany becomes Castella i Lleó.

The fair is located between Carrers Major and Sant Llorenç, Plaça del Mercat, Plaça d’Espanya (davant l’Ajuntament), Center and Travessia del Forn. Admission is free and the opening hours on weekdays are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The official inauguration of the fair will take place in the afternoon, at the expense of the first vice-president of the Provincial Council of Tarragona, Quim Nin.

This dissabte tea came on the day of the autonomous community and, in the afternoon, at the Plaça de l’Ajuntament, the ceramics d’Hongria staged a demonstration of ceramic fish cuita anomaly “visual burning” per reduction, which will not be both a conventional forn but mitjançant an improvised forn is you can see first-class as it is with the fish at a thousand graus, then they are buried with whip lights, it is deixen gelar, it is treuen, netegen i ja s’obté the finished piece both a special patina thanks to this special form of cuita.

Photo: Joan Revillas

Fins demà diumenge s’have programmed complementary activities, with the workshops ‘Enfanga’t a la Fira’ and ‘Enfanga’t amb els torns’. Hi has also planned many demonstrations to the turn to car of the different terrissaires participating in the Fira, in the Plaça del Mercat.

Photo: Joan Revillas

‘Pitxell de moixo’

The commemorative piece of this quest is from the collection of the traditional terrissa of Miravet, named ‘Pitxell del moixó’, of the type of cànter de l’engany, according to what the organization explains. Així, hi has the edition of 112 signed and numbered fish, realitzades pel terrisser de Miravet Emili Treig and that a year is converted into collection fish by all the lovers of the terrissa.

At the Terracotta Museum, located downstairs from the Galera Town Hall, both the hours of the fair, you can visit two exhibitions. In the permanent room of the center (room 1) there is a collection dedicated to the terrissa and the terrissers of La Galera: there you can learn about the craft process of creating a piece of terrissa, the productions and uses of the terrissa de la Galera, the families of local terrissers and other curious people. Pel que fa to room 2, space dedicated to temporary exhibitions, s’hi pot veure the exhibition of ceramics ‘L’espai imaginat’ by Teresa Aparicio.

The mayor of La Galera, Ramon Muñoz, highlights the great arrangement of this annual event with terrissa, ceramics and handicrafts, which attracted thousands of visitors to the population of the interior of Montsià and that both years are ‘has «become a benchmark at the State level» .

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