The collection of contemporary ceramics
Most of the collection of contemporary ceramics has been purchased by the municipality or the association of the Friends of the Museum in the course of the organised exhibitions, with the intention that the museum preserves a witness of the reflections of the artists on a theme, or a technique, at a given moment. Other works originate from the “Palissy Prize”, awarded during the course of the pottery fair. Donations of works by the artists, collectors and friends of the museum complete the collection.
« The result is obviously a heterogeneous collection, strongly anchored in the reality of contemporary ceramic life. It is in this light that it should be approached. It is a collection which encourages curiosity and discussion. A stimulating collection ».
The artists of the collection
19th century followers of Palissy
V. Barbizet - Famille Gambut - J. Lesmes - Polakowsky et Cie - G. Pull - A. Renoleau - T. Sergent - Caldas da Rainha.
Agathe Larpent - Akashi Murakami - Alain Gaudebert - Alfred Renoleau - Anima Roos - Anne Bulliot - Arnold Annen - Brigitte Penicaud - Camille Virot - Chantal Lumineau - Christian Destieu - Christine Viennet - Claude Champy - Coline Veyssieres - Coralie Seigneur - Daniel de Montmollin - Emmanuel Alexia - Emmanuel Peccatte - Éric Astoul - Faïencerie Figuères - Fance Franck - Fanny Ferré - François Gallissaires - Geoffrey Luff - Gilbert Portanier - Gisèle Buthod-Garçon - Gustavo Perez - Helene Jous - Hervé Rousseau - Isabelle Roux - Jean Girel - Jean-Francois Bourlard - Jean-Paul van Lith - Josette Miquel - Justin Dutel - Karin Heeman - Laetitia Pineda - Martine Damas - Martine Hardy - Michel Gardelle - Michèle Fischer - Paola Paronetto - Pascal Geoffroy - Pascal Lacroix - Patrick Rollet - Philippe Barde - Philippe Dubuc - Quinette Meister - Robert Deblander - Sandrine Tonnelier - Thierry Basile - Thomas Courcelle - Valerie Hermans
Discovering the collection
Pending the acquisition of the necessary space, the contemporary ceramic collection is not on permanent exhibition.
It can nevertheless be enjoyed thanks to the museums’ two catalogues raisonnés.
> See the catalogue
The collection can also be made available, in part or quasi-totality, to museums or contemporary ceramic exhibitions. (See the museum for conditions)
Gifts to the museum
The museum is authorised to receive gifts of works by artists, collectors and private donors. An acquisition committee determines the interest of a proposed donation to the contemporary ceramics collection.