My camera seems to have become an extension of my amateur photographer eyes! All photos prior to 2007 are scanned and were taken with a Fuji camera.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Quimper pottery since 1690, Quimper, France, 2009


tapirgal said...

It's nice to see the real pottery after seeing it in your name for a number of months! Nice to see how it's made.

tapirgal said...

P.S. the canoes: I know that L&C is your favorite subject, so I thought I'd try to make it a little bit aesthetic and interesting. :-p

Jacob said...

Okay, now you better explain yourself...Quimper pottery is from must be famous...and expensive? How would I obtain some?

Looks wonderful!

Don and Krise said...

I second Jacob's comments. My wife and I really like this and would like to see more, or have more info on it. Please help us all out.

Vogon Poet said...

Like the colors and the patience of the lady. Beautiful portrait “at work”. This faïence is really good, not overdone with colors. I'd like to know something more either.

cieldequimper said...

@ all of you who want info, you might start by clicking on the Henriot Faïencerie link I provided in the post. It is one of the oldest faîenceries still at work in the world. I believe they do ship worldwide. Yes, it is relatively expensive yet it is handmade from scratch, to modern and old designs, some as old as the 18th century. This photo was taken before it is oven cooked, so when it comes out, the colours are much more vivid. There is a second faïencerie in Quimper, a more recent one called Faïencerie d'Art Breton :
Henriot faïence can also be found on the web, in antiques shops and at flea markets, yet you need to be quite careful as there have been many fakes made over the past century... ;-)
You can also read more about it in the New England Antiques Journal:

Jacob said...

Thank you for your erudite and quite complete response ... I suppose all of us with questions might have found some of this on the Web... but you've made it easy.

I, for one, shall check out the sites.

Merci beaucoup! (The only French I know!)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Oh, how interesting. I loved this.


Cezar and Léia said...

Merci pour toute information!
Beau travail de l'Artisanat,
Au revoir