- Story & know-how
Ceramic milk jug - royal blue
- From Mont Saint Michel
- Handmade and handpainted
- Refined floral design
This ceramic milk jug is handmade in the Mont Saint Michel bay, in a French pottery workshop existing since 1953.
Its original design is inspired from traditional farmhouses milk jugs.
From the shape to the floral design, everything is done manually. Do you imagine the level of mastery required to handpaint such a lovely floral design? The monochrom design in royal blue color is a best-seller. Indeed, the royal blue color is an emblematic color of France since the 16th century.
Dimension: Height: 8.1 in - 20.5 cm. Width with handles: 6.3 in - 16 cm. Width without handles: 4.5 in - 11.5cm. This product is handmade, making it unique, then it may slightly vary in size.
Weight: 1.8 lb - 0.8 kg.
Founded in 1953, the Faïencerie de la Baie is an essential artisan workshop in the bay of Mont Saint Michel. Martine and Jean Claude Gourlaouen took over it in 1980 and have maintained excellent know-how for more than 40 years. Jean-Claude is an art technician from the Ecole de Sèvres, university located within the prestigious Manufacture de Porcelaine de Sèvres, in operation since the 18th century.
La Faïencerie de la Baie manufactures earthenware by turning, casting and grading. The decorations are entirely handmade, inspired by Normandy. The workshop carries out all the stages of manufacture: mixing of components (chalk, flint, clay, etc.), turning, casting, grading, drying, firing the biscuit, decoration, enamelling and final firing. Throughout the manufacturing process, dexterity and aesthetic sense are essential.
Filled with knowledge and experience that have only evolved, Martine and Jean Claude have passed on their know-how to dozens of apprentices and trainees. There was a time when more than fifteen employees worked at the earthenware workshop.
The shipping cost per order is $6.99 to USA & Canada and $9.99 for Australia & New Zealand. French Address is a small business, I do my best to offer attractive international express shipping rates.
I prepare your order in maximum 2 business days (I do it same day most of the time!).
I work with the international express carrier DHL. Once I have handed over your order to DHL, they should deliver your product in 2 to 5 business days for USA & Canada and in 3 to 5 business days for Australia & New Zealand.