Gilles and Nol will welcome you every day in their workshop/boutique in the heart of the medieval village, and youll be able to watch the different steps of the creation.

They specialize in stoneware, the only clay that can be exposed to frost.

The stoneware plaque is made by hand. Then its left to dry, very slowly for fear of warping.

The design is then engraved and decorated with glazes.

These are made with metal oxydes, and are the result of never ending researches.

The glazing itself requires a perfectly mastered know-how, which can only be aquired after years of practice.
Once this is achieved, the plaque goes into the kiln for a single firing (1280C), which makes it totally frost- and sunproof.

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