✅ Joan Pere from Catala Roig Ceramics is our Hidden Icon.
A great craftsman and creative who, loves his job. Hidden Icon puts the face to successful and emerging professionals of Mallorca, talented people who bet on their dream.
He is the responsible, artisan, and creator of many of the ceramic dishes, where we are served exquisite dishes by renowned chefs such as Ca Na Toneta by Maria Solivellas in Caimari, among many others. He was responsible for the ceramic tiles in the renovation and restoration work at “La Cartuja” of Valldemossa in 2003, just to name a few of his works.
▷In a Snapshot
Quality work, unique and exclusive pieces and designs made in Pòrtol, a small town in Mallorca, an icon of pottery on the island.
Simple designs that mark the elegance of each piece.
1- CATALA ROIG. Pure Mallorcan craftsmanship. Sustainability is beginning to be a choice, rather than a fashion. Have you noticed a special interest in craftsmanship and the choice of products like yours?
Yes, in recent years, both interest and demand for the product have increased exponentially, at times almost to saturation point. This concept is a little far from my philosophy. Now, part of the work is knowing how to manage this new scenario.
2- CREATIVITY. How have you kept it active in this confinement, and what has come out of it, some new design, an idea…
Having the studio attached to the house, I have been able to continue working, even more quietly than usual. Mainly, it has helped me to redefine where I want to focus my work.
3- VISITS. When you receive visits from people, what attracts their attention the most?
What attracts them most is the environment, the study itself, and the authenticity of the process from beginning to end.
4- SALES. We have seen that you work with many restaurants, but where can the general public find you and how can they acquire your pieces?
I like to deal closely with the person interested in my work, so they can purchase my ceramics at the studio, always at agreed times so I can focus on the visit.
5- DESIGNS. Are there any new designs you’re working on right now that you can tell us about?
At this moment I am redefining my work as a constant process of improvement of my ceramics.
6- CATALA ROIG TOP. What basics do you recommend to people?
A bowl, a plate… in short, a piece that will enhance your day-to-day life.
Joan Pere de Catala Roig, tells us some of his recommendations to enjoy the best of the island: hidden gems to live the other side of the beautiful island and to know the hidden Mallorca.
– Where to go: to Sóller in its centenary train, disconnect your mobile and enjoy the journey.
– What to do: enjoy seasonal cuisine, such as the Ca Na Toneta restaurant where you can enjoy excellent food with some of my ceramics.
≫ Catala Roig Ceramics recommends another Hidden Icon, Ca Na Toneta Restaurant
–What to see: get lost in Lluc, a spiritual point of Mallorca.
Joan Pere, Català Roig Ceramics, synonymous of art and craft with the stamp “Made in Mallorca”.