The Jacques-Jeanneney pottery, named
after its last two owners in the 20th century, is an
exceptional pottery site in the Puisaye. For fifty years
it kept the memory of the great potteries intact; the
potteries that produced jars, salting-tubs, flower-pots
and other objects indispensible to the households and
industries of the period, until the end of the 1950s.
That was before the invention of the fridge and plastic
Since 2000, the Jacques-Janneney pottery has found
a new life, its kiln put back into working order and
the buildings being restored, by the "Association
de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Potier de Puisaye".
(1) 100m3 kiln built in the 1820s, the firebox
is in front of the "shell". The last firing
was in October 2003. The next to last was in the 1950s!
(2) The lodge". Large hall that
is used to store the dry wood, and to shelter the stokers
during the firing.
(3) The pottery workshops containing
the wheels, the clay-pit and the clay preparation tables,
and the drying sheds.
(4)Buildings that were used as sculpture
studios by Paul Jeanneney at the beginning of the twentieth
centruy and were later used as drying sheds. Now they
contain the exhibition rooms and there will soon be
artist's studios too.