“ A history at the crossroad between french savoir-faire and lifestyle ”

Our raw material | Clay from France

A little history… It was in 1768 that the first kaolin vein was discovered in Limousin. A discovery made by a surgeon, Jean-Baptiste Darnet. A clay actively sought after in France for the manufacture of hard porcelain by the Manufacture de Sèvres. Because “the first Limoges porcelain was made in 1771” recalls Nicole Delage, president…

Small glossary | Ceramics in general

SLUSH : Liquid earth. Mixture of water and clay. At the Faïencerie, we use clay that comes from France from the regionfrom Limoges. BISCUIT : Unglazed fired object. Once baked at 1030 ° C in a gas oven, the art object comes out of the hard baking oven. The object changed color, from gray to clay green…

Portrait | Cyrille Frappé

COMMITTED AND visionary RETREATMAN. Entrepreneur at heart, Cyrille Frappé has run various companies since 2008, and discovered the Faïencerie de Charolles as a supplier of packaging. Fascinated by the birth of remarkable pieces, parts of ordinary clay, which have become majestic vases, unique lighting, exceptional furniture, by the force of hands, but above all by…

“ Here in South Burgundy the Faïencerie is reborn and gradualy regains its letters of nobility”

176 years of history | Historical know-how

Enter La Faïencerie de Charolles, push the doors of the workshop and let yourself be transported by 176 years of history. Years have passed, yet the actions remain the same. 8 earthenware makers painstakingly perpetuate each of the movements of their elders, mastering the ancestral art of the Manufacture to perfection. A historical know-how, exclusively…

The choice of shades | Colors inspired by nature.

Color is one of the strong and identifying markers of the Faïencerie de Charolles. The color chart is fed twice a year, inspired by the changes in nature, an inexhaustible reserve of colors. For her fall collection, Aurélie Richard, Artistic Director of Faïencerie, has chosen to bring in soft and soothing colors, shades that capture…

Arts and crafts | 8 craftsmen shape our objects

Every day, the Manufacture presents new “hand-made” creations, shaped by eight passionate artisans: Nathalie, Aurélie, Gloria, Béatrice, Joao, Yannick, Jean-Pierre and Cyril. Works produced using gestures of infinite precision, the same as those of Hippolyte, a native of the country, creator of Earthenware, in 1844. Eight men and women who have ancestral know-how, but above…

Portrait | Aurélie Richard, Poetic Artistic Director and creator of emotions

In a world that is always going faster, Aurélie Richard likes to suspend time. Poetic and delicate, his creations have an assumed modernity, respectful of know-how, gesture and material. Her work with many craftsmen has led her to develop various know-how with finesse.Aurélie likes to experiment.A graduate of a Master II in Design and lulled…

The strategic touch | Julie Vinot et Igor Just

  Energy, dynamism with a touch of fearlessness. JULIE VINOT and IGOR JUST are the strategic and commercial branch of this large, almost two-hundred-year-old tree that is La Faïencerie de Charolles. A lively, singular duo, with ambitious ideas, this is exactly what it took to reinstate the “Faïencerie de Charolles” brand in the heart of…

At the table | With three French know-how

  When the Faïencerie de Charolles moved to Paul Bocuse A unique encounter between three French know-how. The French art of living is also the synergy of inspiring partnerships. At the initiative of the Faïencerie de Charolles, three French know-how come together during the end of the year celebrations to offer a limited edition floral…

Portrait | Alain Gilles

After studying Political Science, Marketing Management and a career in the world of finance, Alain Gilles realizes that his sensitivity lies elsewhere. He resumed industrial design studies in France, and revealed himself. More than a vocation, a passion. In order to pursue his dreams, Alain Gilles opened his own studio. He develops his personal approach…

Collaboration | FdC x Fermob

The material, master of the game. The Faïencerie de Charolles continues its creative turn by investing for the first time in the combination of materials. The fruit of a discussion between craftsmanship and industry, between earthenware and metal, the “Fat & Slim” side table duo tells the story of an encounter between the know-how of…

“ An object and color know-how for a perfect harmony ”