Faience "à décor de Loire" developed mainly in the second half of the 18th century when the golden age of inland navigation had already been reached. This new type of artistic production is a reflection, or even a consequence, of the prosperity of river trade and transport. It was also induced by the popularisation of the offer. Life around the river became one of the favourite subjects of the pottery makers. The scenes depicted are diverse, whether they concern activities directly linked to the use of the river: the transport of men and goods, signposting, fishing; or trades linked to its economy: carpenter, washerwoman, cooper, winegrower, rope maker, etc. These decorations can be adapted to all shapes: plates, salad bowls, bearded dishes, jugs or flasks, vases, etc.
Through this exhibition, plunge into the world of earthenware art: its history, its traditional manufacturing and decoration techniques. Finally, explore the lives of the people of the Loire to discover their thoughts and beliefs and the many activities carried out by the river. A meeting between the Loire and earthenware.