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Ceramica Bicesse

Rua da Chapaneira, 141 (3,360.03 mi) Bicesse, Lisboa, Portugal 2645-325
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Ruí Alcabideche  Portugal


My first evening in Portugal, I visited Azulejos Artesanal, a tile factory in the village of Bicesse. Ruí has been painting tiles by hand for decades, and he gave me a personal tour of the facility. Whether he’s painting original new tiles made from clay that he baked in the on-site oven, or restoring 18th-century tiles from an abandoned building, Ruí is an Old World artist, patiently committed to his craft with passion and integrity.