In 1995, twelve ceramists and ceramic amateurs created the ParisPotier Association with the aim of launching a major event in a central area in Paris to serve as a showcase for ceramic works of art.

“We wanted a friendly outdoor event, highlighting sculptural as well as utilitarian ceramics. We wanted to create something in the heart of our city, free from the context of an art gallery which many people may be reluctant to enter, and attract the general public with complicated artworks as well as reacquaint experts with popular forms of pottery.”

Thus was born Les Journées de la Céramique in Place Saint Sulpice in early July 1998. In 2019 the name was officially changed to Saint-Sulpice Céramique as that was the name most people knew it by. Saint-Sulpice Céramique is a one-of-a-kind event which is still true to its original objectives.


The ever-growing success of Saint-Sulpice Céramique is due to our partners and collaborators, numerous volunteers and friends, as well as the enthusiasm and engagement of our guest artists during these four days full of sharing and human interaction.