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"Potes de Roça"
Until the late sixties, Nisa was also also known for its “potes de roça” or “potes roçados”, whose production technique, as well as the product itself, are quite different from any others born in Nisa.


 

For the “potes de roça” (morphologically speaking, only pots were made) a clay “pela” was shaped and it would roll over quartz dust, usually obtained after grinding the stone, which left this dust visible on its outside, and hiden on the inside. These pots were much cheaper than encrusted pots and much more desirable because they kept the water fresher than (quartz makes the clay more porous, speeding up the cooling process) flat surface pots, and for being more resistant to impact. On the other hand, these pots weren’t tinted, but rubbed with wet sand, a process that added lustre to the small stones on the pot’s outer surface.




 

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