The potter totanero Bellón Bartholomew has received recognition as a finalist in the national awards in a ceremony ceramic chaired by the Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime Garcia Legaz, and organized by the Spanish Association of Cities of Ceramics, whose chairman is the mayor Totana, Isabel Maria Sanchez Ruiz.
Over a hundred people, including national deputies, senators, mayors, councilors and potters, have gathered at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness which have given these awards to the five winners of the different categories.
From Murcia have attended the event national deputies, senators, senators autonomous, the CEO of Trade, María Dolores Alarcón, and the mayors of Training and Employment, María José Baeza, and Popular Culture, Alfonso Cayuela.
During the ceremony, the Mayor of Totana has said that this award finalists and winners becomes an important moment in the career of the artisans.
Also thanked the great collaboration from the Ministry of Commerce, together with the general direction of Domestic Trade, has won national awards for promoting these in which have gathered the country's leading specialists in ceramics.
For his part, the Secretary of State for Trade has broken the trade policies that have been established in recent months for the sector to stagnate due to the economic situation, but is one of the engines of recovery.
So, to be brought forward to establish a concrete action plan with the artisans to ensure no further weaken this sector.
Winners and finalists
In the category of career has won this award Valencian ceramics Successors José Gimeno-Martinez (Manises), in the form of activity or initiative for ceramics Potters Association of Catalunya, in the outreach activity and communication to the Journal of Terrat; modality of technical or scientific contribution, Juan Carlos Iniesta (Manises), and historical research and / or ethnological, Ilse Suctz (Agost)
During the event, which was also attended by the Director General of Domestic Trade, Carmen blue, the secretary of the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces of Spain, Angel Fernandez, was handed the awards to the 14 finalists in the various categories.
In the category of "career in ceramic production" have also received recognition as a finalist Juan Pedro Molla, a City Council proposal Agost; Antonio Nomdedeu a proposal Alcora City Council (Alicante), The lineage of Ceramics Marco, Quart City Council proposal, and Aparicio Añón (Bruno).
Regard to the mode in which falls the activity or initiative has also been runner Consortium Training School Gelves Artisans "Della Robbia" (Sevilla), on a proposal from the Directorate General for Trade of the Government of Andalusia.
Likewise, in the form of technical or scientific contribution finalists La Escandella a City Council proposal Agost and Marisa Esteban Chacon, by the city of Talavera de la Reina.
Finally, there has been a finalist Juan Fernandez Jesus Padilla, a proposal Innovarcilla of Bailen.