Since its foundation in 1841 by the Englishman Charles Pickman, La Cartuja de Sevilla established novel manufacturing methods such as the importation of raw materials, the use of moulds, and the use of specialised machinery and presses. In addition, he brought with him specialised English craftsmen and all their business experience, which led to the factory's initial success. An important milestone in terms of recognition of the quality of the products produced by the factory occurred in 1871 when La Cartuja de Sevilla was appointed supplier to the Royal House of Spain by Amadeo I of Savoy.
Today, La Cartuja de Sevilla remains faithful to the commitment acquired more than a century and a half ago: to offer the most demanding consumers ornamental pieces and fine earthenware sets for everyday use. Traditional craftsmanship, design and the fact that the same manufacturing processes have been maintained result in a unique product. It received the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in London 1862 and in Paris 1878.