If you are looking for something of history, quality, and is sure to pass the test of time look no further. First established in 1821 in Gien in the Loire Valley, at the heart of France. Its history goes back two hundred years. Its founder is Thomas Hall, an Englishman eager to promote and expand fine English faïence in France. Gien continues to be Europe’s leading faience manufacturer, a symbol of elegance and french art de vivre.
Two centuries of craftsmanship go into the making of this premium quality Faïence. Traditional crafting techniques are still in practice and are inherent to an outstanding level of excellence.
The Gien Faïencerie still controls, to this day, the entire making process of its goods, from sourcing raw materials to making clay paste and slip, to turning out the finished product. The transition from heap of earth to pieces of stunning beauty - it all happens in Gien.