- Story & know-how
Ceramic canister pink & green - French pottery
- From Mont Saint Michel
In the Mont Saint Michel bay, a traditional faience workshop creates French pottery since 1953. All the pieces are handmade and handpainted (jugs, dinnerware, bowls...).
The round ceramic canister is a classic accessory and decor in French country kitchens. Look at the lovely handpainted floral design on the front: this is a very refined work. The canister is made in faience, it is very resistant and non porous, perfect to storage biscuits, sugar or flour.
You can also just display it as a decor in your kitchen. A canister is one of the French kitchen essentials: we love decorating the kitchen with canisters! And with such a lovely handpainted decor, the best is to display it on a cupboard.
Dimension: Height with the cover: 5.7 in - 14,5 cm. Width with handles: 6.7 in - 17 cm. Width without handles: 5.3 in - 13,5 cm. This product is handmade, making it unique, then it may slightly vary in size.
Weight: 1.2 lb - 0.7 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.