the accolay potters

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les potiers d'Accolay

The Accolay potters

Who doesn’t remember the potters from Accolay !!...

Between 1950 and 1970, One could see on the roads through Burgundy between Appoigny & Fixin,flowering, an extremely popular style of pottery, always unique pieces, a mixture of esthetism & humour. From the very beginning this community adventure became an enormous success and huge “drive in” sales were made all along burgundy’s main roads.

This ludic world was a ceaseless renewal between, jewellery, toys made out of ceramic & wire, masks… recycled sheet metal, all using a mixture of multiple materials: ceramic,vegetal fibres, resin, glass, plastic…

Situated less than 30kms from the village of Accolay, LA CAVE underneath the gallery L’ETE A VEZELAY, in the former 12th century pilgrims dormitory, has become the ideal place to give back life to these innovators of pottery.

This place is entirely dedicated to ceramics from the1950’s-70’s.

Today’s tourists who come to Burgundy can admire the cohabitation of Cistercian purism of George Jouve & the exuberance of the Narthex & the capitals of the Basilica Sainte Marie Madeleine who inspired the Accolay Potters.