Saint Quentin la Poterie
During our recent stay at Mas d’Augustine in Languedoc-Roussillon, we took a quick drive to check out the nearby village of Saint Quentin la Poterie. Saint-Quentin has had a history of pottery making for centuries. Kilns (where the clay is baked) date back to the 13th century here. Today, it’s full of ceramic artist workshops. As I have a strong interest in pottery- I was able to drag Robin away from the pool for a couple hours to check it out.
If you’re staying around Uzès, then Saint Quentin la Poterie is a great choice for a day out. The colourful village has a history of Mediterranean pottery museum, artist workshops and ceramic artworks all throughout the streets. There are 28 shops/galleries/studios where you can admire and buy unique pieces.
The Ceramic Artists
I think people worry more than they should about bringing pottery home from a vacation. I’ve packed pottery items in my suitcase numerous times while traveling. Just wrap it well in your clothing or bring it on carry on.
Do you have villages or places near you that specialize in pottery?