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Manufacture de poteries Jars

Ceramic artist
1230 route du Creux de la Thine
26140 Anneyron

Tel : +33 (0)4 75 31 40 40

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Pierre Jars founded the family-run “Manufactures de Poterie Jars” in 1857 in Drôme.



His vision and ambition was to combine the beautiful with the useful.


From then on, the business of working with earth was passed down the generations: the actions, the knowledge of the material and how it reacts are learnt through of a long apprenticeship.  These workshop secrets are the foundations of the identity of Jars.


Jars has command of every step of production. The paste is made from clays and refined ceramic components. The moulds are made on the production site, along with the glazes, based on unique formulas. Items are made by hand (a plate is handled 17 times throughout the process), along with glazing (through soaking in a tub or through spraying). Lastly, high-temperature firing gives the item its shape and its final character.


Thanks to the EPV label, Jars France can continue to grow and spread its concept of French art de vivre, its passion for fine, hand-made ceramic objects, and its refined and poetic universe all over the world.