Cala Ceramics… An Art tradition from generations to generations
By Paola Zuber
On my last trip to Chile, I visited a small city called Los Andes.. city located at the Andes feet’s connecting Argentina and Chile… My Grand Parents lived there .. A nostalgic City with so many beautiful memories that I can’t stop to recall when I smell the fantastic fresh bread baked in the clay oven and fresh butter…. That butter was always in my Grandmother’s kitchen on a colorful ceramic tray, hand painted with a handwriting Brand underneath called CALA… Chile
LOS ANDES: A BEAUTIFUL TOWN…
In the city of Los Andes, 60 Kilometers north of Santiago and 120 from Valparaíso, you can soak up one of the most beautiful expressions of a visual art that is linked to the Italian Renaissance and from there travel across the Atlantic , settling at the foot of the Andes for admiration and rejoicing of those who appreciate beauty.
UNIQUE PIECES MADE AND PAINTED INDIVIDUALLY BY HAND
Four Italian immigrants founded in 1948 the Los Andes Art Ceramic, CALA, initiating the production of a number of articles highlighting the games of tea, vases, pots, trays, murals, decorative dishes, candlesticks, among many other products . All of them under the founders’ premise: “Unique Pieces Made and Hand Painted One by One”.
ITALY AND THE ANDES: A COMMON BEAUTY
Just three blocks from the Plaza de Armas is CALA, at 150 Las Heras Street. In a large workshop you can see from L. to V. all the work of artisans. He will share his art and his love to a work that in the world has more than a thousand years of tradition, boosted in the Italian Renaissance and invigorated in this part of America with the contribution of artists imbued with a new culture, but always committed to beauty and the good taste.
OPEN SEVEN DAYS OF THE WEEK
The factory can be visited in Los Andes from Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 19.00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. From L. to V. In addition to acquiring the products, you can tour the installation appreciating the work of the different artisans. The S., D. and F. only keeps the sale room open.
I couldn’t resist to take a bit of Andes tradition with me, admiring the fabulous designing of such a cultural kind of art…
LuxUpYourLife with little traditions that makes you happy!!