The collection was photographed in Palau de Casavells, a nineteenth century palace turned gallery, where architecture, contemporary art and design meet. From Peratallada, a storybook town of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, we came to La Bisbal, the ceramics capital of Catalonia. There we were shown around a pottery studio where vintage pots are salvaged and restored. We visited the Terracotta Museum, housed in a flawlessly converted ceramics factory, and sampled a bisbalenc, the sweet local specialty. We discovered that the life lessons of the Empordà are quickly learned; it has coached painters, sculptors and writers in the art of living well, and still has much to teach those who are willing to listen. This is the Empordà that remembers bygone traditions, where free spirits can find a home and the creative impulse flourishes. Pedro García’s Empordà.