Beauty applied to everyday life
AlYarrar starts in 1984 with the purpose of recover and develop the Andalusi ceramic techniques and designs.
“We try to come into the way our andalusi ancestors worked to create nowadays adapted ceramics.
And revive a decoration style which permeates our day life and the way we value this material world.”
Bernardo Sanchez. 1984
During Al Andalus period it was created 3 ceramic styles: Califal 9th C., Andalusí 13th C. and Nazari 15th C. We reproduce these styles keeping the traditional andalusi technique, handcrafted and decorated in rich polychrome with geometric and floral designs.
We also make replicas of archaeological items from the Andalusi period.
Alyarrar compiles the mosaic designs from the Alhambra and the Nazari palaces, these mosaics are handcrafted with traditional techniques, made one by one and decorated one by one. High quality mosaics with customizable geometries to large walls or small areas.
Tiles catalog inspired by Nazari palaces and houses from Al Andalus. Tiles and decoration elements for interior and exterior, decorated manually with a wide range of colors. Borders, brushed tiles, moldings and patterns. We also work cuerdaseca (dry cord) and rustic tiles completely handcrafted.
Items for interior and exterior decoration with the AlYarrar Andalusí designs: tables, mirrors, ceilings, planters and complete bathroom sets. We also make items by order with our own design and colors collection.
Cerámica Al Yarrar was born in 1984 in the Albayzín area, Granada, in a small workshop between the Bañuelo (old city hammam), the Alhambra and the Darro river.
Ahead of a craftsmen group, Bernardo Sanchez undertook the objetive to rescue the Al-Andalus traditional pottery.
After several years AlYarrar ceramics and decoration have been perfected until reaching an original and very recognized style, always keeping the basic structure and the decorative harmony of the Andalusi pottery.
Currently our workshop is in Atarfe, Granada.
For more than 8 centuries our ancestors in Al Andalus received and developed several sciences and arts, among them the pottery reached a quality quality never seen before.
The Andalusi pottery reflects with its rich polychromy the happiness and harmony and with its complex geometry an enormous technological development. A combination of elements that defines the quality of life of the Andalusi civilization.
We have recovered first those techniques and designs practically disappeared from the 16th C. to return to work in the same way. In addition we want to collect the lost witness and continue to develop this technique to adapt it to the our time needs.
Always without breaking with the original techniques, which protect the final quality level.
“He created man from clay like pottery; and He created the jinn from a smokeless flame of fire.”
Sura Ar-Rahmán 55:14-15