Savoy Pottery Museum
Savoy Folk Pottery Workshop
The Savoy Pottery Museum
Founded in 1981 by Jean-Christophe
Hermann, the Musée
de la Poterie contains
a collection of some two thousand pieces, under the enormous roof
of an 1842 farmhouse. The museum holds glass cases which display all types of
pottery used in Savoie from the Twelfth Century to the 1930s. Complete
series of types are on display and are used as reference in typological
studies; the museum also shelters hundreds of potters' tools and molds
from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. This is the largest
and most comprehensive collection of Savoie pottery in the world.
Jean-Christophe Hermann, an expert in the field, directs the museum
and curates the collections. He is frequently called upon to lecture
on the history and art of pottery and has made significant contributions
to the field. Mentionned in magazines as diverse as Elle, Alpes
Magazine, Art et Décoration
or the respected Smithsonian, the Musée
de la Poterie has
become a "must-see" attraction for connoisseurs of pottery
and of folk arts.
visits may be scheduled between Easter and All Saints' Day.
All visits are by appointment only.
Admission is 4 Euros per person
Groups (10+) 3 Euros per person
Children 12 and under, free.
The Pottery Workshop
Tradition lives on in
the creation of Savoie pottery. The modern potter is inspired by the
shapes, designs and colors of the past. The glazed earth, while respecting
the canons of tradition, expresses the personal touch of the potter. The entire production is fired in a wood-burning
kiln of five cubic meters' capacity. Specialties of the workshop include
wedding plates and tureens, as well as spoon-holders. It is possible,
upon request, to visit the workshop along with the museum. The museum
shop offers the visitor a large choice of Hermann potteries, from
simple eggcups, pitchers, and bowls to elaborate collectors' pieces
such as spoonholders, wedding tureens and plates.
plates, some eighteen inches in diameter, can be ordered in any of
several traditional designs and colors; many items can be personalized,
as is traditional. All pieces produced by Jean-Christophe Hermann
bear his stamp as guarantee of quality and craftsmanship.
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To visit the museum
(by appointment only)
or to order
personalized pottery, please contact
Poterie de la Côte
(Tel: (0) 450.620.190)
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