Jaume Pujol i Bausis
Jaume Pujol i Bausis was one of the owners of the pottery factory of the same name in Esplugues de Llobregat.
This company, known as ‘La Rajoleta’, started production in 1858, although it was only in 1878 (when Jaume Pujol i Bausis became sole owner) that it began to grow, becoming one of the largest in the Art Nouveau period.
The Pujol i Bausis factory made pieces designed by the best Art Nouveau architects and designers, like Antoni Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni M. Gallissà and Lluís Bru.
In decorating the chimneys of Palau Güell, Gaudí used tiles from a number of factories, some of them from Pujol i Bausis.
Tiles from Pujol i Bausis are also found inside Palau Güell.
Although in Palau Güell there is not the same profusion of pottery as there is of other materials, it is used throughout the building. Even so, the greatest explosion of creativity and colour in pottery is in the trencadís mosaics that cover the chimneys on the Palau roof.