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Our Earthenware are manufactured according to traditional methods' of the 17th and 18th century, time of the Great Faience Masters of Moustiers

Our pottery is made with the clay of Moustiers, slap modeling, throwing (hand turned pots on a potter's wheel) or manual casting.

After being retouched with the sponge to remove all the impurities, the pots are fired at 1020°C. The "biscuit" then obtained is then glazed by hand dipping. The decoration is fire glazed (raw glaze), entirely traced and painted by hand with natural colors based on oxides of manganese, gold, copper etc.

Turned Slap modeling
Enamel
Decoration To put in the kiln

The 2nd Firing at 960°C will give the glaze all its shine and true color, and will be inalterable throughout all time. To own one of these pots is like sharing a piece of inheritance because each pot coming from our workshop can be regarded as a one of a kind , single specimen authenticated by our certificate. (enclosed with each sending)

White faience pots are signed: "faïence de Moustiers Oguy à St Sauveur" Our yellow faience pots are inspired by the decoration from the Provence the (Montpellier, Marseilles, Moustiers) and signed: "Oguy" Both white and yellow faiences can be in direct contact with food and drinks, because they are in conformity with the legislation concerning the decree of  07 November 1985. Click here to see the report analysis: 
rapport d'analyse

If you wish a pot or a decor which you cannot find on the site? (portrait, landscape, etc.), do not hesitate to contact us by fax or e-mail by joining a maximum of information to us (drawings, photographs, sizes, and colors, etc...) we will provide you an answer as soon as possible, and a free estimate, if we can. Click here to see some examples of creations

Attention: certain sites propose faience, with (transfers) decoration in chromolithography not to be confused with genuine faience hand painting. Always demand that it be signed: "entirely hand painted" It is your only guarantee. A lot of information on the origins of Moustiers faience, are extracts of books quoted below, contributed us to the presentation of "faience's of prestige" We particularly recommend them to you: (in partnership with Amazon)

 

L'art de la faïence à Moustiers 17e-18e-19e (in French) of Louis Julien. Editor: Edisud in Aix in Provence (very illustratively documented and illustrated in true colors)

 

Les faïences de Moustiers (in French) in the national Ceramics museum in Sevres and of the national Museum Adrien Dubouché in Limoges Editions of the Meeting of the national museums, Paris (very documented, photographs in black and white)

 

MOUSTIERS & MARSEILLE (in French) de Dorothée Guillemé Brulon illustrated many reproductions, the book recalls the history, the manufacture and the marks of this beautiful ceramics

 

Les faïences de Moustiers du 17e siècle à nos jours (in French) of Jacques Monpeut, Editor: Edisud in Aix in Provence (illustrations color and black and white, presentation of the faience manufacturers nowadays with Moustiers)

 

Faïenciers de Moustiers biographies & pièces marquées  (in French) de Louis Julien, Andrée Julien -- Broché  very useful to identify the signatures of the faience manufacturers of the Original creators

 

Faïence de Moustiers (in English)

 
 
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