Here the most famous trade is still that of the potter or clay worker. People from all over the region come to buy ceramics – even from as far away as Zaragoza!
During the nineteenth century, it was probably the town that supplied most of the mountain region, half of Aragon and part of Catalonia. The pottery was almost always cooking pots, intended for use in the kitchen or in contact with fire.
Did you know that the Naval pottery tradition started in the Middle Ages and it was the Muslim population that developed it with great skill? When the Muslims were expelled, there was a break in production, until people came from other places and started making pottery again.
Sadly, there is only one traditional potter left in this town, David Echevarría, who works in a pottery that is sometimes open to the public and in which he conducts beginners’ workshops.
The Interpretation Center of the Naval Pottery is located in the former house of potter Pedro Salanova, now deceased, in which his workshop, the furnace and the decantation tanks are intact.