Lillie Ceramics
Lillie Ceramics
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
About
We, the founders and artisans of the family company Lillie Ceramics invite you to visit our all-in-one work studio and shop, where we make ceramics inspired by Madeira Island. Our pottery is in Funchal, the largest city in Madeira, in the historic building of Armazem do Mercado. A few steps behind the well-known Farmer´s Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), our facilities are easily located and well worth a visit while you are strolling through the picturesque narrow streets of Funchal's Old Town (Zona Velha). Lillie Ceramics has the certification seal Product of Madeira since 100 % handmade in Madeira, mainly using the potter´s wheel and painting the island´s well-known scenery. Our production is focused on tableware made from high fired stoneware and all our ceramics can be used in both dish washer and microwave. High quality, timeless ceramics that you will enjoy in your everyday life! A perfect souvenir to bring home, or a gift for someone you care for.
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  • Anna Fielding
    Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous shop - worth a visit!
    Beautiful ceramics studio with really stylish pieces, run by the kindest, friendliest people. It's lovely to look round and there's no pressure to buy. Prices are very reasonable considering the work that goes into each piece. Gifts are packaged up beautifully, with lots of protection for the journey home. Highly recommended ✨
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Federica M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful handmade items
    We randomly found this small shops while walking in the Armazem di Mercato (worth a visit if you like art and if you want something a bit more special/different to bring home as a souvenir - also just 2 mins away from the famous Mercado dos Lavradores so absolutely worth it!) and we immediately felt in love with the ambience. Whatever you find inside this shop (house items/earrings/necklaces etc) is completely hand made and absolutely beautiful. The two owners were extremely nice and it was a pleasure to purchase some items and have them back home as a memory of that nice experience. Really suggest a visit! Fede
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Joris Lemmers
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice visit to Lillie Ceramics Old Town Funchal
    Strolling through the streets of the old city of Funchal near the Mercado dos Lavradores suddenly we saw and entered a nice ceramic art work and shop called Lillie Ceramics . Two ladies were welcoming us with a honest smile , we admired the beautiful ceramics , some special ones took our interest . We got a very good explanation about the making of the ceramics and the story been two sisters from an island of Finland near to Sweden and why they loved Madeira and the reason they decided to stay . It was a very friendly conversation , and we took a nice flower in ceramic as a gift . We did not dare to buy more because of transport of the fragile aspect , so they explained that they can guarantee international shipping if we like to . If you are in the old town we advise you to visit Lillie Ceramics because each piece is a beautiful and unique one , and the welcome is very warm . Lieve and Joris
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • lorrainet1501
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    LOVED THIS PLACE
    Amazing find in Madeira. It is close to the food market and worth seeking out. I can't rate this place highly enough. The 2 owners are so friendly and chatty we had fun just visiting. We were so tempted by all the beautiful ceramics. There was one vase we particularlu liked but the colour was not in stock. That was not a problem we ordered one to be made to order and have it shipped. It arrived safely a few weeks later and we are delighted with it. We will definitely be heading back here when we next visit Madeira
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 October 2023
  • pndmcleod
    Peterborough, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This shop and working pottery is a real gem.
    This shop and working pottery is a real gem. Tucked away in a street behind Funchal's bustling indoor market it would be easy to miss. The Finnish sisters who design and manufacture the ceramics use the island's flora as their inspiration. No pressure to purchase. They are happy for you to browse.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • tessa d
    Virginia Beach, Virginia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lovely Lillie sisters
    My family visited breathtaking Madeira In February , 2024. One of our favorite highlights was walking into Lillie Ceramics and being welcomed by the Finnish sisters, Jenny and Lonny. Such delightful, charming and talented sisters! We all purchased their fabulous ceramics. They ship anywhere which made our shopping even more fun! It was an additional treat to receive our packages, shipped to the US ,wrapped with great care. If you appreciate whimsical, artful ceramics, you must visit the lovely Lillie sisters.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 March 2024
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Lubomir
Michalovce, Slovakia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
You must go there :) believe me you will be happy the best souvenire from Madeira so far :) Ladies are so friendly. Highly recomended :)
Written 2 April 2024
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Craig S
Sheffield, UK254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited Lillie ceramics after seeing them on this site. We were not disappointed

The owners were lovely, friendy and super chatty. One was making new stock and told us all about the firing process.

Everything is made, and painted, by hand with love and passion.

We left having bought 6 wonderful pieces. Could have bought more. And it was lovingly packed safe for the flight home to UK

Well worth a visit. Loved visiting and chatting to the owners.

See you next time!

Craig and Daniel from the UK x
Written 2 April 2024
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tessa d
Virginia Beach, VA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My family visited breathtaking Madeira In February , 2024. One of our favorite highlights was walking into Lillie Ceramics and being welcomed by the Finnish sisters, Jenny and Lonny. Such delightful, charming and talented sisters! We all purchased their fabulous ceramics. They ship anywhere which made our shopping even more fun! It was an additional treat to receive our packages, shipped to the US ,wrapped with great care. If you appreciate whimsical, artful ceramics, you must visit the lovely Lillie sisters.
Written 23 March 2024
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Kim K
Sarnia, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
These hand made exceptional quality cups are one of a kind beautiful ceramic pieces. Great for daily use or special gifts.
Written 26 February 2024
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pndmcleod
Peterborough, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This shop and working pottery is a real gem. Tucked away in a street behind Funchal's bustling indoor market it would be easy to miss. The Finnish sisters who design and manufacture the ceramics use the island's flora as their inspiration. No pressure to purchase. They are happy for you to browse.
Written 4 February 2024
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Olivia B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This was my favourite shop in Funchal. It’s a gorgeous place to buy gifts. The women who own the place are lovely too
Written 4 December 2023
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Kat_ontherun
San Diego, CA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful high quality merchandise created by 2 friendly sisters who are willing to share their story & their art. No room in your suitcase? No problem. Purchases can be mailed & they take care of everything. We arranged a mailing date as we had more traveling to do & the package arrived with items intact the day before we returned home. Super shop in a vibrant neighborhood!
Written 14 October 2023
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lorrainet1501
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Amazing find in Madeira. It is close to the food market and worth seeking out. I can't rate this place highly enough. The 2 owners are so friendly and chatty we had fun just visiting. We were so tempted by all the beautiful ceramics. There was one vase we particularlu liked but the colour was not in stock. That was not a problem we ordered one to be made to order and have it shipped. It arrived safely a few weeks later and we are delighted with it. We will definitely be heading back here when we next visit Madeira
Written 12 October 2023
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Joris Lemmers
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Strolling through the streets of the old city of Funchal near the Mercado dos Lavradores suddenly we saw and entered a nice ceramic art work and shop called Lillie Ceramics .
Two ladies were welcoming us with a honest smile , we admired the beautiful
ceramics , some special ones took our interest .
We got a very good explanation about the making of the ceramics and the story been two sisters from an island of Finland near to Sweden and why they loved Madeira and the reason they decided to stay .
It was a very friendly conversation , and we took a nice flower in ceramic as a gift .
We did not dare to buy more because of transport of the fragile aspect , so they explained that they can guarantee international shipping if we like to .
If you are in the old town we advise you to visit Lillie Ceramics because each piece is a beautiful and unique one , and the welcome is very warm .

Lieve and Joris
Written 2 August 2023
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Federica M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We randomly found this small shops while walking in the Armazem di Mercato (worth a visit if you like art and if you want something a bit more special/different to bring home as a souvenir - also just 2 mins away from the famous Mercado dos Lavradores so absolutely worth it!) and we immediately felt in love with the ambience. Whatever you find inside this shop (house items/earrings/necklaces etc) is completely hand made and absolutely beautiful.
The two owners were extremely nice and it was a pleasure to purchase some items and have them back home as a memory of that nice experience.
Really suggest a visit!
Fede
Written 14 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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