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Both hands in the ground

It’s not such a long story, but it’s a story that’s been going on for 32 years: a story of clay… In August, the potters’ market is a must in Ariège! It’s a tribute to our craftsmen, but also an opportunity to broaden your artistic horizons… and it’s one that calls for a good hand!

The art of pottery

The presence of potters here is natural. All the conditions are gathered : a land of character, the purity and strength of water and inspiring nature. No doubt this is why our artisan potters and ceramists feel so at home here!

In their workshops, they create original art ceramics, in stoneware combining the expressions of pottery throwing and the search for glazes or the passion of Raku pottery. All pieces are crafted with love, passion and expertise.

Some offer unique pieces, dishes, cups, plates, pots, others, boxes of secrets, Occitan crosses, doves of peace, sheep, soap holders….

This is an opportunity to learn about this ancestral art in the creative workshops offered by our artisans. Open to adults and children alike, they invite you to get your hands dirty! Working with clay, decorating and firing, you’re ready to create your own works.

For those who want to go further, courses are organized by reservation.

Shop or workshop times are by appointment.

Mirepoix and the 40 potters

A true ode to creation, don’t miss Mirepoix and the 40 potters in August . For the past 32 years, the Potiers d’Ariège association and the town of Mirepoix have been organizing this major two-day event.

You must come and discover the artists who will take the time to reveal their secrets and share their passion with you: earthenware, enamels, everyday objects, decoration or even gardening!

You’ll be surprised to find that one-of-a-kind piece you’ve been waiting for, while the kids try their hand at modelling or decorate their bowls!

A festive moment to share with the whole family for the joy of arts and crafts.