La Faïencerie de Charolles: a journey through time, in the wooded, deep and mysterious forests of Southern Burgundy, but above all in the hearts of men and women with linked destinies.
It all started in 1844, when Hippolyte Prost, a native of the country, took over his father’s pottery workshop, thus laying the foundation stone for a company and a know-how that would mark time and history. Hippolyte died in 1892, the Molin Family took over. Demanding, ambitious, the buyers make their own colors, infusing the creations with all the nuances and emotions of the lands of Burgundy. The Faïencerie de Charolles goes through eras and wars, but will never cease to carry ceramics know-how high, thanks to a handful of passionate craftsmen who will never give up. Faïencerie will gradually become THE REFERENCE in artistic earthenware, in France and throughout the world.
In 1995, the beautiful story continues, the Terrier family takes over the earthenware factory. Attached to tradition, they base their success on the heritage of Earthenware. Perfect symbiosis between first-choice materials and ancestral know-how, the collections are resolutely turned towards the manufacture of high-end ceramic decorative objects. For nearly 20 years, the Manufacture has established itself in the decoration and know-how of ceramics. The world is changing, evolving, modernizing and for a few years Earthenware, an original art profession, struggles to find its place. It was then that in 2019, Cyrille Frappé, a visionary entrepreneur, convinced of the creative potential of earthenware, took over the Manufacture and gave it new life. Passionate about the beautiful, the authentic, the true, he ensures the selection of the raw material, a French land and opens the doors to design and modernity. Its ambition: to perpetuate this historical know-how and restore their letters of nobility to decorative objects and small furniture that bear meaning and borrow from history. To support his vision, he called on Aurélie Richard to lead the Artistic Direction of the manufacture and the creation of the new collections of the Earthenware. The Manufacture definitely takes the turn of modernity and forges collaborations with independent designers to create a real choice of Art ceramics.