Bulua is the barangay located in the northwest of the city of Cagayan de Oro, if you drive towards Iligan. The traditional craft of pottery has been practised there for centuries because there is local clay for it.
These are usually flower pots in many sizes, large and small water reservoirs, pot holders for firing with firewood. Feeding and drinking bowls for chickens and roosters. At present, clay tiles are becoming more popular in house building and plenty of them are being produced. (I will come to this with a separate photo report).
Another branch of production is the manufacture of decorative statues for the home and garden, with garden gnomes and Snow White standing out in number. In size, they are more exotic animals, such as zebras, giraffes, dogs, mermaids, eagles.
While some are busy manufacturing elsewhere, others are busy selling in the street shops along the National Highway on the out-of-town side towards the airport and the community of Opol.
We also went to the Bulua pottery shops with our video camera to visit a manufacturing plant afterwards. Those interested can find the video on our YouTube video channel PHILIPPINEN MAGAZIN or click and watch it here ->>.