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Le Chêne Vert

Craftsmen

Run by Marie Lourd, the pottery workshop Le Chêne Vert is an exclusive Member of Ateliers d'Art de France (the French professional fine craft federation) and boasts the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (living heritage company).
We visited this workshop located in Anduze to discover its perfectly mastered technique of stamping and rope coiling combined with very fine glazes.

“We strive each day to place aesthetics at the service of embellishment, to promote beauty. And we do this by perpetuating the know-how of a beautiful tradition”.

Marie Lourd

The process of rope coil pottery consists in coiling a rope around a plywood structure which gives it its rough shape. It enables to produce exceptional pieces, both in size and shape, and leaves inside the pottery the print of the rope that was used for its production.