The last china manufacturer...

A human adventure

Yes, it is a beautiful human adventure that this museum recounts the activity of porcelain manufacturing between the end of the nineteenth century and 1985.
1985 is the date when Charles Robin, the last porcelain maker, decided to stop. He was 80 years old.

Long before that, the creation of a first workshop, with a rudimentary kiln, was based on a kaolin quarry which, in the end, only produced fireclay. It therefore became essential to buy kaolin, and the high quality of the finished products became just as essential to obtain a certain profitability.
And, indeed, very beautiful models were produced, which sold very well.
But, as the manufacture of porcelain entailed very high labor costs, competition from Eastern European countries, and later from China, overcame the techniques and skills of the local workers.

Today, to visit this beautiful museum is also to rediscover the know-how of those who lived an exceptional human adventure.

 

Charles Robin Porcelain Museum
2 bis, rue des Vigneaux
36194 Saint-Genou
Tel : 02 54 38 45 23
mairie.saintgenou@wanadoo.fr


http://www.saintgenou.fr/museedelaporcelaine/

 

 

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Faïences et porcelaines européennes

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