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Since the end of the seventeenth century is evidence of the existence of potteries in Pòrtol. At the time of maximum expansion, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, with over twenty potteries CONTAM installed in the village. One of the branches of his family moved to Hut, the people creating a neighborhood clay pottery-white siurells advantage of Pou des Coll. In 60 years with the advent of modern materials and changing social habits, begin to decline in the number of potteries, up to date with new workshops that CONTAM active in Pòrtol of fang and two healthy Hut. The red earth, which is Ses Coves Can guidet probably led to the establishment of Ollers in this place. Land very suitable for pots, casseroles and other tools to make fire and cook food, which has made Pòrtol the only town in Majorca where they manufacture these types of pottery and utensils used for cooking fang. Currently, in addition to potteries and also find pottery, siurells and contemporary artists working in ceramics. In 2006 he founded the "Association of Pòrtol Oller" in order to share ideas and joint forces aimed at the preservation of the craft. The association is actively involved in organizing the celebrations of the Holy Trinity, the patron saint of Oller, as well as the Fair Fang one of the biggest fairs in Mallorca dedicated to ceramics.

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