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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Where to stay

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Le Mozart
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Best Western Le Galice

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Hôtel Olympe - A.D.I.J.

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B&B

Les Chênes

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Things to do

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Librairie Le Blason
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Souvenirs shopping

Ambiances et Matières

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Cultural place

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Jewelry store

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Soap

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Food guide restaurant

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Food guide restaurant

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Food guide restaurant

Pointe Noire

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Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

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Food guide restaurant

Brasserie Léopold

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Food guide restaurant

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Inspirations

Goat's Cheese

Goat's Cheese

Whether it's served hot with a salad, used to crown a cheese platter, or savoured fresh with honey or olive oil, goat's cheese is an absolute culinary must. Provence's dry, sunny climate is perfect for goat breeding -and that's lucky for us!

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Provence's markets

Provence's markets

Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

Quince

Quince

A story that will make you turn to jelly...

As yellow as sunshine and as warm as a winter fireplace... The quince isn't very pretty, but the people of Provence love it. You could even say that a passion has been born between this irregular-shaped fruit, somewhat resembling a dented, rustic pear and our lovers of jams, jellies and pastes.

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.