Discovering Provencal Pottery Traditions Locations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Discovering Provencal Pottery a Traditional Artisan Craft

Marie-Helene Beroit searches for small-batch handcrafted made-in-Provence goods for home decor and table settings. She selects only top-quality products and true artisans who are maintaining traditional crafts. The following article is a re-post of the original from Remember Provence on discovering Provencal pottery and ceramics creators in centres such as …

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Vallauris Pottery French Riviera Tian Dish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Vallauris the Centre for Pottery on the French Riviera

The following article is a re-post of the original written by Marie-Helene the owner of online boutique Remember Provence. She spends her days, filling orders for made-in-Provence artisan products that are shipped all over the world. When she is not busy packaging orders, Marie-Helene is searching the region for high-quality …

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Understanding Provencal Ceramics Vallauris Pottery Sgrafitte Technique
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Understanding Provencal Ceramics and Pottery a Guide

The following article is a re-post of the original from online retailer Remember Provence. Owner Marie-Helene Beroit put together the following reference guide for understanding the primary differences between Provencal ceramics and pottery. Origins of Ceramics Are ceramics and pottery interchangeable? The word ceramics comes from the Greek “keramos,” which …

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Discover Orgon Village Alpilles views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discover Historic Orgon the Charming Village Beyond the N7

Orgon is a Provencal town with a reputation problem. To appreciate the town’s history and its dramatic natural backdrop, on the edge of the Alpilles, you need to veer off the Route Nationale 7 (N7) and stroll through the old streets to discover the charms of Orgon. Steady vehicle traffic …

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San Quentin la Poterie
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Oh La La! Visit San Quentin la Poterie and its Pottery

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Imagine a little village in the south of France where the main industries are farming and pottery. Can you think of a place that is more “down to earth?” (Pun intended!) Friday is market day in San Quentin la Poterie. It’s only a few …

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Visit Aubagne ARGILLA 2017
Inspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Visit Aubagne for ARGILLA 2017 to Explore the Ceramics Artists

In early August, Aubagne will once again host ARGILLA the biennial marketplace for ceramics artists. Each year a country is selected as the thematic focus of the event, this year it is Spain. The 14th edition of this international pottery market and festival opens to the public on August 5th and …

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Bonnieux pottery market
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Not to be Missed Easter Bonnieux Pottery Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The pottery market at Bonnieux is one of the many events happening this upcoming Easter weekend in Provence. This is one of my favourite pottery markets not only for the artists but for the location. Bonnieux is one of the hilltop towns located in the …

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Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Pottery Day Out in Saint Quentin la Poterie

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During our recent stay at Mas d’Augustine in Langudoc-Roussillion, we took a quick drive to check out the nearby village of Saint Quentin la Poterie. Saint Quentin has had a history of pottery making for centuries. Kilns (where the clay is baked) date back …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

By Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week, Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks, more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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Pottery in #Montpellier Ateliers Saint Roch @VaucluseDreamer
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Visiting a Potter in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Anyone who really knows me will say I’m not really a city person. I’ve always lived in small villages or on the edge of small market towns and although I enjoy spending the odd day in a large town or city – I usually can’t …

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