MALICORNE-SUR-SARTHE – FRANCE
Malicorne-sur-Sarthe has had the reputation of being a land of earthenware and sandstone since the 18th century.
In 1924, Emile Tessier quickly imposed the innovative technique of “ajourage” (openwork), making his productions famous. We were able to find old pieces in its workshop that had not yet been enamelled. A set of dishes, vases and pitchers as timeless as they are beautiful.
Contemporary pieces are still made with the local clay by Stephane, who took over the workshop from his parents. Once collected, the earth is then sieved, worked and dried for 2 years on site, which is totally unique in France today.
Stephane thus perpetuates an ancestral and majestic know-how with passion and patience.