Wednesday, 14 April 2010


The plates, above, come from a small pottery in the south of France called La Poterie Provencale, in Biot.

M Augé-Laribé began his pottery in 1920, and we are lucky to have a few of his early pieces. In 1994 we asked them to make us a set of 10 dinner plates; ours are round (rather than octagonal, above) and are glazed in that same rustic dark green.

I've now decided that I need some small 'side plates' to accompany them, so it looks like another long process awaits us. These guys work at their own speed, whilst we have to twiddle our fingers in anticipation. Still, it'll be worth the wait.

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  1. I like the way those French potters operate, with stalls outside their workshops on the street. A lot less precious than our arty potters, who treat their showrooms like galleries.

  2. Oh, the anticipation,
    and then the joy of using and eating from these treasures!

  3. I hadn't been told about this, but no doubt I'll be paying yet again! If anyone hasn't eaten from this type of plate; you don't know what your missing. Like drinking from a fine hand-made glass; it only adds to the enjoyment.

    Lord Magnon.

  4. Why don't you just send me your address so that I can send you a nice glass (Cro)? That way, I might be in favour again before Christmas.

  5. That wasn't supposed to be a hint. I can't bear to think of you parting with your beloved glass; other than, of course, to Ms Cameron,