Poterie d’Évires
Poterie d’Évires

Poterie d’Évires

Jean-Christophe Hermann grew up near Lake Annecy in France, and recalls visiting an old pottery at just five years old that inspired him ...

Jean-Christophe Hermann grew up near Lake Annecy in France, and recalls visiting an old pottery at just five years old that inspired him to pursue ceramics – a moment that led to the opening of Poterie d’Évires in 1971. Influenced by the landscape of their Haute-Savoie home, the Hermann family – Jean-Christophe and son David – hand-paint local delights onto their light, earthy and decorative clay; alpine flowers like tiny crocuses and soldanellas often feature, as well as native creatures such as Chamois and Ibex. In 1981, after exploring his region’s brocante for many years, Jean-Christophe opened a museum dedicated to the pottery and folk art of Haute-Savoie. It’s the largest and most comprehensive collection in the world and displays pieces that date as far back as the 12th century. ABASK made a special road trip to the French Alps to hand-pick pieces from its exquisite collection. 

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Poterie d’Évires

Jean-Christophe Hermann grew up near Lake Annecy in France, and recalls visiting an old pottery at just five years old that inspired him to pursue ceramics – a moment that led to the opening of Poterie d’Évires in 1971. Influenced by the landscape of their Haute-Savoie home, the Hermann family – Jean-Christophe and son David – hand-paint local delights onto their light, earthy and decorative clay; alpine flowers like tiny crocuses and soldanellas often feature, as well as native creatures such as Chamois and Ibex. In 1981, after exploring his region’s brocante for many years, Jean-Christophe opened a museum dedicated to the pottery and folk art of Haute-Savoie. It’s the largest and most comprehensive collection in the world and displays pieces that date as far back as the 12th century. ABASK made a special road trip to the French Alps to hand-pick pieces from its exquisite collection.