Atelier des potiers

Aix en Provence - Clay - Pottery - Ceramic

Filled with daylight and surrounded by the trees in the garden, we organise pottery lessons and summer courses for adults and teenagers at our workshop.
For beginners, experts, extroverts, introverts, artists, perfectionists or casual passers-by, the workshop welcomes visitors all the year round. Here, working with clay revives childhood dreams and opens the way towards creativity or just a relaxing break.

Beginners, rest assured! You'll soon be exploring the endless possibilities of clay and seeing your ideas spring to life. As a passionate craftsman, Christophe de Mons will help you create your pottery, sharing his knowledge and his love for detail and for a job well done.

Clay was practically his natural element as a child. He was encouraged from early childhood by his grandfather, a ceramicist and santon-maker, and his father, a ceramicist who loved working with earthenware and making moulds. Christophe would often watch them working in the workshop. As a teenager, he enrolled at the Ceramics School in Aubagne.

Once he had acquired the technique, he continued to absorb the family know-how and then took over the business in 2003. Eight years later, wishing to pass on his skills and broaden his horizons, Christophe changed careers and spent time training under master carpenters.

But he returned to his roots in 2016. The workshop had been in suspense for five years, and he gave it a new face. Patiently, Christophe, together with his wife, Elise, sorted the objects, moulds, colours, enamels and tools that had been stored there for almost 40 years, with the aim of keeping the soul of the place alive, while making it the creative and shared space it is today.

Group or individual lessons, annual subscriptions and woodturning courses during the school holidays.

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    Atelier des potiers
    560 avenue De la première Division Française Libre
    13090 Aix en Provence

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    • 06 67 85 12 96
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Nearby

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  2. Bastide du Cours

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  3. Villa Gallici

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  4. L'Orangerie

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Where to stay

Villa Gallici
Hotel

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

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Resort

Appart'hôtel Odalys Les Floridianes

Aix en Provence

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Resort

Appart'hôtel Odalys Aix Chartreuse

Aix en Provence

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Holiday rental

Les Années 50

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Hotel

Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

Aix en Provence

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Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

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L'Orezza
Holiday rental

L'Orezza

Aix en Provence

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Hotel

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Holiday rental

Cottage Cézanne

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Things to do

Jeu de Paume theater
Cultural place

Jeu de Paume theater

Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence city theatre Italian-style theatre with 493 seats. Work on the Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence began in 1756 and it opened in 1787 on the site of a “Royal” Court (apparently Louis XIV played the ball-and-court game “paume” here). The Town Hall took it over in 1829 and…

Lothantique
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Lothantique

Aix en Provence

Fonded in 1920, Lothantique invites you to come to discover its creations, its cosmetics and its scents for the house.

Saint-Jean de Malte Church
Monument

Saint-Jean de Malte Church

Aix en Provence

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Fromagerie Lemarié
Shopping gourmand

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Aix en Provence

A cheese enthusiast, Benoit Lemarié welcomes you to his shop Rue d’Italie for a wide choice of cheeses.. Guests can choose from over 150 varieties, also a choice of cream, white cheese or butter to the mound. We arrange the best cheese platters for your party tables or any entertaining party.

L'oiseau bleu
Fashion / shopping

L'oiseau bleu

Aix en Provence

Envolez vous dans l'univers onirique de Magali. Six marques de prêt-à-porter, un grand choix d'accessoires, pour la plupart des pièces uniques, de nombreux créateurs de la région, le tout dans une ambiance brocante où même la décoration peut être chinée. L'Oiseau Bleu c'est aussi un…

Souleiado
Fashion / shopping

Souleiado

Aix en Provence

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Aix Golf Académie
Outdoor leisure

Aix Golf Académie

Aix en Provence

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Boutique du musée Granet
Souvenirs shopping

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Aix en Provence

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My Little Bijou
Craftsman

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Where to eat

Les caves Henri IV by Le Formal
Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

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Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

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Food guide restaurant

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Aix en Provence

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Mitch
Food guide restaurant

Mitch

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La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix en Provence

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Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix en Provence

Step behind the mouth-watering, vintage window and dive into the rustic, arched stone cellars to take a bite out of south-wastern France! Antonia regales her guests with cassoulet, confits, magret and foie gras… And as all the local goose fans know, Antonia also sells a succulent range of…

Villa Gallici
Food guide restaurant

Villa Gallici

Aix en Provence

A few minutes' walk from the historic centre, this luxury 18th-century Provençal house offers 16 bedrooms and 6 suites, all air-conditioned and individually decorated with LED TV, mini bar and safe. Gourmet restaurant, specialities: Provençal stuffed vegetables, courgette fritters in summer.…

Inspirations

Provence's markets

Provence's markets

Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

Rosé

Rosé

Lifestyle

Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all

Figs

Figs

Francis lived happily close beside his tree...

Picked ripe from the tree, figs are simply to die for. They can also be scattered on trays and left to dry in the sun for 3 days: "That's the best way to keep your figs all winter – we serve figs at Christmas as one of Provence's famous 13 Desserts," smiles Jacqueline Honoré.

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…