« Terres Vernissées d'hier et d'aujourd'hui» EXHIBITION

From march 25th to september 24th 2017
Tel:04 93 65 54 54
The Museum of History and Ceramics Biotoises presents from March 25 to September 24, 2017, an exhibition devoted to glazed pottery.
From the 16th century, Biot built its reputation through the manufacture and export of jars. This notoriety is amplified in the 19th century with the production of a great variety of table fountains. It was thanks to the clayey soil of the Brague basin that Biot and Vallauris became centers of pottery. The land, mainly taken from the Vaugrenier (gray earth) and Clausonnes (red earth) districts, was of high plastic quality.

At the same time, in the south of France, many potters also developed traditional pottery manufactures waterproofed by a varnish composed of lead sulphide called "alquifoux". The technique of sandstone varnished with salt is also used, as in Normandy and Alsace. For a long time practiced for a utilitarian purpose, pottery has turned towards ornament, creating a real break in the status of the object and its use, potters experimenting with techniques and mastery of materials.

.A large panorama of glazed pottery from the 13th to the 20th century will be presented during this exhibition, which will show visitors the many facets of these techniques, still used today
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