When I was a child growing up in Northumberland, England, trips to France always included a visit to local potteries. One of my favorite pieces from those days is a simple, salt-glazed jug from Poterie Renault. Located in Argent sur Sauldre, near Orleans, France, the fifth-generation, family-run workshop continues to make rustic salt-glazed stoneware the old-fashioned way. Lately we’ve noticed pieces popping up all over the place (Is the pottery having a resurgence?). Here’s a sampling.
Above: The one-liter Parisian Pitcher, ideal for water, cider, and wine, is $55 from Alder & Co.
Above: The seven-inch Breakfast Bowl is $18.95 from Flotsam & Fork.
Above: The six-inch-tall stoneware Utensil Jar is $39.95 from Flotsam & Fork.
For more French tabletop classics, see:
- Gift Guide: For the French Chef
- 12 Made-in-France Kitchen Essentials for Francophiles Everywhere
- A French Potter at the Wheel in New York
- Glamorous Soap Dishes from France