- Story & know-how
Ceramic milk jug - blue & green
- From Mont Saint Michel
- Handmade and handpainted
- Original creation
The ceramic milk jug is a classic decor of French country kitchens: it's a lovely reminder of the past country life.
A couple of French artisans modernized the traditional milk jug. They produce ceramic in they workshop in the Mont Saint Michel bay. All the pieces are handmade and handpainted.
This ceramic milk jug is made in faience (very resistant). The original design includes large handles and an exquisite handpainted floral design. You can use it to storage your French kitchen utensils or else as a vase.
A jug is one of the French kitchen essentials to have: French people love having several French kitchen pots. And some even collect them and mix and match the designs (floral, pure white, rustic...).
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.