Ribadesella, Spain and Ceramic Cartoon Art

By Jeremy Meltingtallow


We are back from a trip to Asturias (the boyf likes to fly fish, I like to surf and Billie likes sleeping with us in our tent) and we loved it as much as the first time we went, last year.

Billie loves the tent

On Monday, we checked out the seaside town of Ribadesella. It was a beautiful spot, with an estuarine river that loops inside the old town and around the newer part, with its mansions built with the riches brought back from the colonies in the Americas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The river Sella wraps around Ribadesella in Asturias, Spain

In the early part of this century, Ribadesella celebrated its history with a fascinating installation. The writer, José Antonio Silva Sastre; ceramicist, Francisco Muñiz Muñiz and cartoonist Antonio Mingote Barrachina collaborated to produce a fantastic series of ceramics that showed the history of the town from prehistoric times to the present day. Here is a selection of them: