The pottery market at Bonnieux is one of the many events happening this upcoming Easter weekend in Provence. This is one of my favourite pottery markets not only for the artists but for the location. Bonnieux is one of the hilltop towns located in the lower Luberon. It overlooks Menerbes, the town made famous by Peter Mayle‘s book A Year in Provence.
At the market you’ll find 50 ceramic artists, all using very different techniques, displaying their works for sale. These photos were taken a couple years ago. Hopefully, this year, we’ll have more luck with the weather!
I find the French have more appreciation for handmade pottery. There are many artisan pottery stores here and it seems to be a respected way to earn a living. I even considered it myself.
Other posts about pottery markets on Curious Provence:
Day Out in St Quentin la Poterie
This town close to Uzès in the Languedoc-Roussillon is known for its many ceramic artist workshops dotted all throughout the town. If you can’t find that coveted piece of glazed clay here- you’d be hard pressed to find it elsewhere.
Argilla Market Aubagne
This bi-annual market is one of the largest in Europe. Check out my post for photos and more information.
Some other upcoming pottery markets in Provence:
|84 – Marché potier de Bonnieux >>||16 & 17 Avril|
|84 – Marché potier de La Tour d’Aigues >>||1er Mai|
|84 – Marché potier de Pernes les Fontaines||16 Juillet|
|05 – Marché potier de Mont Dauphin||22 & 23 Juillet|
|04 – Marché potier de Seyne Les Alpes||24 Juillet|
|84 – Marché potier de Cucuron||30 Juillet|
|05 – Marché potier de Vallouise||1er Août|
|83 – Marché potier de Mons||3 Août|
|13 – Marché potier de Mouriés||6 Août|
|84 – Marché potier de Apt||9 Août|
|83 – Marché potier de Cotignac||10 Août|
|05 – Marché potier de Arvieux||12 Août|
|04 – Marché potier de Manosque||19 Août|
|84 – Marché potier de Crillon le Brave||20 Août|
|83 – Marché potier de Roquebrune sur Argens||20 Août|
|13 – Marché potier de Cassis||2 & 3 Septembre|
|06 – Marché potier de Tourrettes sur Loup||3 Septembre|
Have you ever bought anything at a pottery market? I’m dangerous in them…keep those beautiful pots away from me!