Random Notes

Picasso’s ceramics

Who knew Picasso made pottery?

20 Jan 2018

Picasso's jug

20 Jan 2018

I came across this lovely photo of a jug (?) by chance, when looking for a placeholder to test the layout of my blog. It’s a photo I took a few years ago in the Picasso Museum at Sóller in Mallorca. It’s just such a happy, playful object — it brings back many memories, and it always makes me smile.

Tren De Só​ller

The historic Tren de Sóller / Enlarge

We visited the museum on one of our first cycling trips to Mallorca. We took our folding bikes on the very wonderful Tren de Sóller from Palma to Soller. The train journey is just over an hour, through the loveliest of scenery — trundling, and creaking, across Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains.

Arriving at the station in Sóller, there’s a tiny museum devoted to Picasso’s ceramics, and a few paintings and litho prints by Joan Miro. Just a couple of rooms in the station building, and a shop, where M bought a t-shirt with a Picasso sketch on the front.

We probably only spent a few minutes there, but this photo always reminds me of that perfect day.