Pottery production in Provence. (1930 - 1939)

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The work of a potter's studio in the town of Vallauris / Provence, France /.

France, Provence.

Type of terrain, forest.

On the forest path a man carries a basket with clay.

Then the clay is transferred on a cart pulled by horses, and driven home.

Clay unloaded in the courtyard on the ground.


A man sifts the sand through a sieve, then washed in water.

Sand mixed with clay.

The women formed blend, made of clay balls.

Potter at work.

Potter's desk with a foot pedal.

Master grinds pitcher.

Potters at work.

Other articles made of clay.

The appearance of bowls, plates, lids and other items.

The first stage is completed.

The second step: drying.

Products are dried in the courtyard studio in the sun.

Production of pottery.

Salt-glaze, drying.

Loading articles into the furnace.


Finished products: frying pans, kettles, jugs.

Crockery in assortment in the store

Key words

France, manufacturing, crafts