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GRES GALLERY – NEW CERAMIC GALLERY IN DEIA

 

Just opened on June 8th.  Featuring resident artist Dora Alzamora Good’s ceramics.

Located on the main street in Deia, across from the Hotel Belmond La Residencia.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am to 1pm, closes for lunch time, but opens again 4.30pm to 6.30pm.  As well as Saturday’s 12noon to 6pm.

 

About Dora:

I am ceramicist based in a small mountain town called Deia on the island of Mallorca. I have been around clay since I was little in my family’s ceramic studio, but my real passion  with clay started a little over four years ago. After seeing a potter at work, I quit my job and bought a wheel. I taught myself how to throw, and with my mother converted and old electric kiln to a gas kiln and started my adventure. It has not always been easy, but it has been extremely rewarding.

 I create unique and one-of-a-kind pieces,the whole process begins and ends with my hands. Everything I make is hand thrown and handmade. All of my pieces are made from stoneware clays, and finished with high fire glazes or primitive techniques, such as black firing. The inspiration for my designs come from my surroundings; I feel that my work is a quest to express the balance of nature, of imperfect perfection, the crude and the refined, the line and the curve, the space or the lack of it. I find the whole process of transforming earth into an object of beauty, whether it be ornamental or functional, completely captivating. 

 

Gallery Address:  calle Archiduque Luis Salvador #4. – 07179, Deia, Mallorca, Spain

Tel. +34 971 639 390 –  Email  info@gresgallery.com

www.gresgallery.com

MICHELIN STARS IN MALLORCA

These are the fabulous restaurants in Mallorca with a Michelin Star or two.  And one of them is in Deia!

1.Racó d’es Teix in Deia– German chef Josef Sauerschell’s and wife Leonor have their wonderful restaurant in Deià.  www.esracodesteix.es/en/

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BEST MUSEUMS TO VISIT

While in Mallorca these are some of the top Museum’s to visit… according to ABC Mallorca

  1. Es Baluard Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Santa Catalina
  2. Royal Palace La Amudaina in Palma
  3. Fundación Juan March in the center of Palma
  4. Chopin Museum in Valldemossa
  5. Museum del Juguete Ca’n Planes in Sa Pobla
  6. Fundación Pilar & Joan Miró in Palma
  7. Museum Ca’n Prunera in Soller

SPAIN’S GOLDEN VISA

According to ‘El País’ the Spanish newspaper over 27.000 residency permits have been issued to individuals and their family members, under the ‘Golden Visa’.

The Spanish government introduced a legislation offering these residency permits to large investors and highly qualified individuals.

Since it all started in 2013, it has brought 2.16€ billion in investment to the country, 72% of this which has gone into property.

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BALEARICS’ HOUSING LAW

As the Housing Law is linked to property transactions, it affects us from day to day in a personal and professional manner.

The new draft of the Housing Law of the Balearic Islands, even though not published or in effect yet, is undergoing some very important changes.

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SAN SEBASTIAN BONFIRES

After Christmas & The Three Kings the fiestas are not over… The island celebrates San Sebastian, the patron saint of Palma, one of the largest celebrated festivals of Mallorca. 

The program of the Sant Sebastian festivities in Palma will start the 13th of January.

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BREXIT AND MALLORCA?

Brexit, an abbreviation for “British Exit”, is implying the June 23rd 2016, a referendum where British citizens chose to exit the European Union.

This was one of the most discussed events of 2016, as a result of which the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron took place, as he who was supporting the UK & EU partnership, and Home Secretary Theresa May became Prime Minister.

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TRAMUNTANA CHRISTMAS

THIS SEASON’S HOLIDAY AGENDA

What to do during the month of December, do not miss out on these great Christmas events and activities!!

In DEIA…

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TENNIS… MALLORCA’S FAVOURITE

One of the most popular sports practised by the islanders as well as the tourists is definitely tennis. A significant addition in Mallorca’s tennis world is definitely the new tennis school founded by the island’s most famous tennis player. The Rafa Nadal Academy had its inauguration this past October.

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MALLORCA IN TOP 10 ISLANDS

Mallorca remains one of the most favoured islands of the Mediterranean for investors, second home buyers and holiday makers.

The Spanish island has been voted ‘Sixth Best Island in the World’ by Trip Advisor. 

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