In 1995, a group of ceramists and experts founded the Paris-Potier Association with the idea of creating an important ceramic event in Paris in an easily accessible place, to become a showcase for ceramics.
We wanted a friendly outdoor event to present ceramic scupture in the same light as day-to-day utility objects. We sought , in the heart of the city and without the barrier of the gallery door, often difficult to push open, to seduce a passing public with works difficult to understand and reconcile the enlightened connaisseurs with popular utility pottery.
This is how Les Journées de la Céramique began, Place St. Sulpice, at the beginning of July 1997.
Meeting our faithful partners such as Les Ateliers d’Art de France, La Mairie de Paris, or Céradel, willing collaboraters : decoraters, graphic designers or photographers, the efficiency of La Foire Saint Germain and the work of numerous benevolents and friends contribute to the growing success of Les Journées de la Ceramique.
Through the years things have developed,the Paris Potier members have been replaced several times, Joël Garcia Organisation has replaced the Foire Saint Germain and a group of forty odd benevolents has formed. Thanks to their collaboration and devotion we have been able to accomplish many ambitious projects for such a small association.
One thing that has not changed is the enthusiasm and commitment of the guest ceramists, open and generous with their presence and their work, in order to meet and exchange with the public and to make the four days rich in emotion.