A day at the Potters’ Market in Rochefort-en-Terre
Through my eyes, I would like to show you the potters’ market in order to make you want to discover it with your own.
A little tour
at the Potters’ Market
Today I took a walk through this pretty little picturesque village, Rochefort-en-Terre. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a super cool event, Le marché des Potiers! Art has always been a passion of mine, I tried pottery when I was younger and it was something I enjoyed a lot. The weather was nice, the sun was present to the delight of all these artisans who were exhibiting in the Castle Park. In addition, a room of the castle was specially opened for the occasion!
If I counted correctly, there were about 24 artists and craftspeople in attendance and all of them had a really different world. Whether it was in colors, shapes, textures, only one thing looked similar between all of these people, passion. I only met pleasant and smiling people, open to discussion.
There was even a “Coffee-Ceramic” booth, where you could choose your container, drink your coffee in it and buy it! I found the idea super nice and original, but I confess that it was complicated to choose, a little more and it was an overdose of coffee waiting for me.
The atmosphere was really nice and family friendly, there were small animations like workshops for children, and a demonstration of stick throwing. Stick throwing is when the wheel is thrown with a stick operated by the potter’s arms. It is a very physical, visual, interactive and interesting animation for young and old alike. It allowed the public to see and understand the manufacture of pottery before the arrival of electric lathes. I loved this event, what is sure is that I will return with great pleasure next year! A big thank you to the Town Hall of Rochefort-en-Terre and the Douar association for organizing this market.