From the Bourgogne region in the so called 'ceramics valley' of central France from a small pottery founded in 1875. Like many craft industries, French stoneware had experienced a rapid decline in popularity which began in the 1980's with the rise of the supermarkets and cheaper Chinese goods. However this pottery was saved by Corinne Jourdain Gros, a woman with a passion for companies that exemplify Gallic culture. She has restored its fortunes and they now make wonderful, traditional pieces as well as the little pots that house Maille mustard! I am a huge fan and so pleased to receive our first order.
The 'Melon Jug' is inspired by a design from the pottery's archive and is gorgeous - I am imagining an al-fresco dining moment this summer with salads and fruit and the jug as the centrepiece.
20 cm x 20cm
Stoneware made from Burgundy clay