The Burgundy Backroads is an excellent region for know-how. Ceramics, potters, artistic craftsmen, all sensitive to tradition, will enable you to discover their passion.
Only a stone’s throw from there, in the heart of the village of Saint Amand en Puisaye,you can meet potters that are passionate about their profession, and see their collections: the Poterie des Guimards and Espace Terre.
As for the Maison de la Mémoire Potière, you will visit the workshop and the big woodfired oven that has been left in its original state by Cadet Gaubier since he performed his last firing in 1966. It bears witness to four centuries of pottery tradition at the heart of a site that exudes a special aura.
And if you would like to receive training in these traditions, the Centre de Formation aux Métiers d’Art et de la Céramique at Saint Amand en Puisaye transmits its knowledge of the different techniques via diploma courses and/or qualifications in the ceramics profession, as well as specialised courses that are overseen by ceramists recognised for their creativity and technical ability.
Association des Potiers créateurs de Puisaye
+ 33 3 86 74 75 38 – www.lecouventdetreigny.com
Château de Ratilly
+ 33 3 86 74 67 37 – www.chateauderatilly.fr
Maison de la Mémoire Potière
58310 Saint Amand en Puisaye
+ 33 3 86 39 63 01 – http://www.grespuisaye.fr/index.html
Poterie les Guimards
+ 33 3 86 39 60 31 – www.les guimards.com
+ 33 3 86 39 42 45 – espaceterre-ceramique.com
EMA CNIFOP Centre de Formation Céramique
+ 33 3 86 39 60 17 – www.cnifop.com