Our History

Almas Design - Since 1908

  • 1908

  • 1912

  • 1944

  • 1950

  • 1961

  • 1989

  • Now

  • Mr Silvestre founded Fabrica Ceramica da Madalena, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, making refractory crucibles for smelting gold.

  • The factory was bought by current president Ricardo Abrantes’ great grandfather José de Almeida Abrantes (professor nobleman).

  • Production was moved to the current factory in Almas Da Areosa, Aguada de Cima, and the business was renamed to Almas.

    Almas Da Areosa, Aguada de Cima
  • The factory flourished under the guidance of the Abrantes family including José da Costa Abrantes, and his son José Fernando Abrantes.


    José Fernando Abrantes
  • Almas has seen radical change over 100 years producing bricks, drainpipes, salt glaze jugs, and pots.

    Almas Bricks
  • Salted Stoneware. Hand painted with cobalt blue.

    Salt Glaze Jugs
  • The factory now produces thousands of pots every day, selling to customers all over the world.

    Ricardo Abrantes
Ricardo Abrantes

meet The Team

Over 100 people make Almas what it is. Meet the family.

Pot Transport

proud to be Made In Portugal

See the modern production of our cache pots from clay to kiln.

Almas Factory

About Almas

A design-led company making beautiful pots from our factory in Portugal.