Nestled in a farm, at the heart of the village of Bouffioulx,the Dubois pottery reveals to visitors the skills of creating glazed pieces from the local sandstone (internationally famous), an art which started in medieval times in this region andis still kept alive.
The Dubois family settled down near Charleroi 150 years ago. Just imagine: this is now the 13th generation of potters presenting how to turn clay into artwork...
Discover the living museum of La Grange aux Potiers
The museum retraces how the local sandstone was used in creations between the 15th century and today. Along the centuries, it was turned into objects for the house (plates, contenants to preserve food...), work (agriculture, pharmacy, draining pipes...) or for decoration.
Visit'Entreprise: meet real artisans
Corporate visits can be organised:
- Didactic visit of the museum
- Presentationg of the making process
- Visit of the workshop and oven room when in use
- TERRE workshop as an initiation to clay modelling (groups of 10 persons min,, must be booked in advance)
The visit can be followed by a tasting of terroir products, served on glazed sandstone dishes at the tavern of the Grange aux Potiers, which also features an exhibition space.
Many festive and school activities are proposed throughout the year: more detail can be found on the official website.
- Car parking
- Cycle rack