The family of ceramists of Blas Alemán have been dedicated over two centuries to the manual modelling of clay, which they extract from their own quarries to then give them unique shapes and textures.
At first, they only manufactured Arab tiling and bricks for pillars. However, later on they started to manufacture an infinite number of pieces which they still carry out for all sorts of works and decorations, without changing an ounce of how their predecessors used to manufacture them. Generation after generation the knowledge and the know-how has been successfully put into practice.
They have unbeatable installations and extensive areas where the pieces are left to naturally dry. They continue to use wooden moulds to manufacture bricks, large tiles, small tiles and special pieces. They are all fired at 990ºC and it is precisely this firing and manufacturing process what gives the pieces their unique aspect. They have introduced improvements in the usage of clays, firing, and the finishing of the pieces but always without transforming the way in which the pieces are manually manufactured one by one. They use specialized laboratories to test their products (hardness, absorption, resistance to freezing, strength, etc.) and this way they are able to guarantee their quality.
They use the materials both for newly-built works as for the improvement and rehabilitation of old and emblematic buildings, as well as for whichever other construction that because of the passing of the years – or even of the centuries – needs to be rehabilitated.
The craft has run through the family for generations and has been taught from fathers to sons.
Since they were little they learnt the craft, the techniques and everything necessary to carry out the works.
– Cathedral of Murcia.
– Archbishop’s Palaces throughout Spain.
– A Monastery made out of stone, in Zaragoza.
– Palacio de la Zarzuela.
– Maestranza de Sevilla.
– Several palaces, castles, manor houses and mansions.