The precise gestures of pottery
From the very first everyday items that were sold throughout the countryside, to pierced stoneware with prestigious decorations, the workshops at the great pottery factories, Les Faïenceries d’Art de Malicorne and Faïencerie Bourg Joly Malicorne have always used the same gestures and the same tools.
The tour is this way…
At the Museum of stoneware and pottery, a ‘Musée de France’, come and visit the inside of the kilns, discover some ancient pottery items or contemporary pieces that reflect a specific period, lifestyle or artistic movement. Whether you are with friends or family, have some fun during your tour creating a Barbotine decorated piece, or sign up to one of the workshops, led by professionals.
Go shoppingin Malicorne-sur-Sarthe
If you’re looking for that special unique item or a holiday souvenir ‘Made in Malicorne’, venture inside the workshop-boutiques! You’ll be spoilt for choice.
A dayin Malicorne-sur-Sarthe
There’s lots to do in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: enjoy a trip down the river Sarthe on an electric boat, canoe or kayak, or admire the heritage sites of the town by taking a tour of the castle where the Marquise de Sévigné once stayed!