Very romantic, these soup and salad plates with azure blue watercolor-like decor! This collection was named Porquerolles, a luminous island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Whatever the use, fall for these unique salad plates handmade in Provence. The decorator's touch is airy, feminine, and gives a romantic air and an impression of lightness. The simple shape of the plate allows for a decoration in a crown that mimics the rim. So beautiful !
You may also find dinner plates, dessert plates or large presentation plates. Not to mention table accessories such as salad bowls, dishes, cups and tea pot. A complete tableware set is possible if you like the Porquerolles collection.
This tableware is entirely handcrafted in the pottery tradition of Provence. A traditional workshop in Vallauris uses the technique of earthenware, a mixture of white clay and kaolin, to shape the pottery.
After a drying step which is very weather-sensitive, the ceramics are fired in a large oven at 980 ° C. Once cooled, each piece receives a decoration (here, with a brush under enamel with colored oxides). For this type of decor, a transparent glaze is applied before a second firing again at 980°C. The moment of getting out of the oven is always a bit stressful for the craftsman, because sometimes some ceramics crack, and he has to start over.
These are the vagaries of real craftsmanship, which is ‘slow made’, a work of patience.