Pottery Fair

The Saint-Avit Pottery Fair

Created in 1985 under the high patronage of Bernard Palissy, the Pottery Fair of Saint-Avit has rapidly become one of the most important in South West France.

Annually, on the second Sunday of the month of August, 50 ceramists, selected by a committee according to the quality of their work, offer their works to the public in the picturesque setting of the hamlet. The choice of exhibitors allows a large panorama of contemporary ceramic creations to be presented to the visitors.

The Palissy Prize

Since 1998 a specialised jury selects the Palissy Prize. A work by the winner is purchased for the museum collection.
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The winners

  • 1988 – Fred FERRY (President Jacques Buchholtz)
  • 1989 – Pascal LACROIX (President Dominique Court)
  • 1990 – Pascal CASTAGNE ; François PEYRAT (President Jean Jacquinot)
  • 1991 – Pascal DUROT ; Henri DURRENBERGER (President Jean-Charles Prolongeau)
  • 1992 – François GALLISSAIRES; Catherine HAUBOIS (President Michel Gardelle)
  • 1993 – Martin BARNSDALE ; Pascal DUROT ; William BENISTANT ; COLINE (President Daniel de Montmollin)
  • 1994 – Dominique BARDET ; Georges SYBESMA (President Claude Champy)
  • 1995 – Pascal LACROIX ; Joël NUGIER ; Jean JACQUINOT (President Jean-François Fouilhoux)
  • 1996 – Marie NICOLE (Presidente Camille Virot)
  • 1997 – Roberte ALCARAS (President Gérard Quinchez)
  • 1998 – Jean Pierre CHOLLET (President Charles-Adrien Buéno)
  • 1999 – Pascal GEOFFROY (President Étienne Magen)
  • 2000 – Patrice TEULIERE (Presidente Nadia Pasquer)
  • 2001 – Sylvie PIAUD (President Robert Deblander)
  • 2002 – Pascal GEOFFROY (Presidente Daphné Corregan)
  • 2003 – Coline VEYSSIERE (President Yoland Cazenove)
  • 2004 – Thierry BASILE (Presidente Valérie Hermans)
  • 2005 – François GALLISSAIRES (President Jean-Paul van Lith)
  • 2006 – Laëticia PINEDA (President Claude Varlan)
  • 2007 – Chantal LUMINEAU (Presidente Gisèle Buthod-Garçon)
  • 2008 – Patrick ROLLET (President Jean-Pierre Chollet)
  • 2009 – Pascal LACROIX ; Jeune : Hélène JOUS (President Pascal Geoffroy)
  • 2010 – Alain GAUDEBERT ; Jeune : Justin DUTEL (President B. Courcouls)
  • 2011 – Jean-François BOURLARD (President Marc Uzan)
  • 2012 – Coralie SEIGNEUR ; Thomas COURCELLE (President Michel Gardelle)
  • 2013 – Daniela SCHLAGENHAUF (President Christian Destieu)
  • 2015 – Christian BOURCEREAU ; Gilles BROWAEYS (President P. Lacroix)

To take part in the Fair

An application dossier, including a presentation of the works and photos, should be sent to the following address:

Foire à la poterie
Mairie
47150 LACAPELLE-BIRON

The selection committee meets in March and issues the invitations.

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