Le Passage Secret
If you find the secret passage to their workshop, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Yaël and Guillaume. This duo rewrites the codes of porcelain. Brittle? They make it solid as a rock. Rigid? They render it flexible, and play with light and shadow. Luminous sculptures, outlandish cube lamps, even porcelain curtains... go for an internship and they’ll show you their knack.
Esprit Porcelaine is a bit like a porcelain laboratory. The association brings together all white matter professionals: designers, artists and artisans. Together, they revisit the classics and use ancestral skills for an artistic and contemporary version of porcelain. They even have their own label: Esprit Porcelaine Créateurs.
Of course, porcelain doesn’t grow on trees. From 1786, the Marcognac quarries were exploited to extract its raw material, kaolin. Listed as historic monuments within industrial archeology, the quarries can be visited today. A fascinating trip back to the sources of porcelain.
Adrien Dubouché Museum
You’ll know everything about porcelain after your visit to the Adrien Dubouché National Museum in Limoges. Children will be entertained by an ‘extraordinary journey to the land of white gold’ and get the chance to design the next collection of table service. They can even plunge their fingers into the slip (liquid clay).
- Bernardaud Limoges 27, avenue Albert Thomas, 87050 Limoges
- Passage Secret Le Bourg, 87400 Champtnétery
- Esprit Porcelaine Magasin Table de Limoges
- Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine 10, rue Antoine Lafarge, 87500 Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
- Musée national Adrien Dubouché 8, place Winston Churchill, 87000 Limoges
- Roads porcelain Limoges in Haute-Vienne