PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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To visit “La Rajoleta”, there is an established tour comprising one part in the outside of the site and the building side that houses the permanent exhibition.

Nowadays the site shelters the leftover of the settling basins, the mills room, the corner of the mud, the place and the chimney to vent the steam engine and an important set of furnaces are noticed: six furnaces of Arabic type, two large ones buried, two bottle kilns, and another furnace for ceramic luster.

Note that these leftovers are of extraordinary value. Both, the point of view of archeology as technology, let people know clearly the manufacturing process of the Catalan decorative ceramics from nineteenth century to nowadays.

The internal tour has three lines of content that accompany a visit to the kilns and the exhibition with the support of two audiovisuals:

1.The company

Presentation of the four representative periods of the company’s history: from its previous mid- of the XX century, through time of splendor Pujol i Bausis family until the reconversion into a limited company owned by Narciso Vallé and its definitive closure in 1984.

2.The factory

Explanation of the production process that was carried out in the factory: the preparation of the land and the pieces, and the baking of the different kilns.

3.La Production

Around the different types of production that have been made since more than 100 years of the factory, with particular emphasis on its relationship with Modernism, notably the site dedicated to the mosaic workshop of de Lluís Brú i Salelles.

This area was created in February 2010. It was basically focused on the mosaic technique through some museum-graphic items of reproduction and the original utensils tiles of the workshop. Inside, you can see a reproduced image taken in 1908.

The exhibition also displays some parts of the original mosaics and two exceptional pieces of Fonda Marina.

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