We’re thinking of changing our name to French PotsRUs. We have just finished opening our new shipment of French Anduze pots and we certainly have an incredible collection of this wonderful terracotta pottery. Just before the holidays, we were fortunate to have the owner of the factory, Yannick Fourbet and his son Sebastien visit Eye of the Day. This pottery style is unique to Anduze, France and is made by a small handful of factories. Yannick and his sister, Marie run this one.
The smallest pots are made completely by hand by one potter. A mold is used to make the larger, classic “Vase d’Anduze” which is available in a variety of sizes. Each one is finished by hand and includes the date and signature of the potter on the bottom
The “Biot” or oil jar is made using a wooden mold over which rope is coiled to accomplish the iconic shape. The clay is then smoothed over the rope and left to dry. It’s pretty cool to look inside each of these pots and see the impression of the rope. When dry, the rope is removed and the pottery is glazed and fired And, VOILA: beautiful French pottery. Classic French pottery. French Anduze pottery. Thanks, Yannick, Marie and (of course) Sebastien. Come in and see the vast array of these special European beauties.