The pottery

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.

Slap modeling

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.

The 2nd Firing at 960°C will give the glaze all its shine and true color, and will be inalterable throughout all time.

To put in the kiln

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) The faience pots are signed: "faïence de Moustiers Oguy à St Sauveur.

Film on the main stages of manufacture

Dive into the heart of the workshop and discover the main stages of          manufacture of our pottery.
Video 720*576 pixels for PC (.wmv)
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Video duration: 28 mn
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Our 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

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. learn more