The event that brings together various players in ceramics, and has become a reference in France and abroad, was born 15 years ago.
Iznik dish, Ottoman Turkey, c. 1585-1590.
© Laure Soustiel
The Parcours de la céramique et des arts du feu fair celebrates its 15th anniversary at Carré Rive Gauche in Paris from Tuesday September 20, to Saturday 24. The French galleries selected by the Association des spécialistes de la céramique de collection include J-M Béalu & Fils, Dragesco-Cramoisan, Bertrand de Lavergne, Chamagne-Hardy, France Cruège de Forceville, Royal Provenance, Samarcande, Soustiel and Voltaire Antiquités. They are joined by a gallery from Jouy-en-Josas, Blanc & Bleu, which have been invited by La Manufacture on the rue de Beaune.
A series of six lectures will take place from September 21 to 23, contributing to the historic and scientific knowledge of ceramics, glassware and enamel. The lectures will address diverse topics including the collections at the Musée National Adrien Dubouché de Limoges (by its director, Céline Paul), French Renaissance blue glass (by Aurélie Gerbier, curator at the Château d’Écouen), commissioned Chinese porcelain in the Liège Museum’s collections (by Louis Mezin, honorary curator in chief of cultural heritage), and glass in the Southern Netherlands (by Valérie Montens, curator at the Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles).
Like every year, a partnering French institution will exhibit pieces from its collection in participating galleries. This year, it is the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux. Its collections, which are in a charming 18th-century hôtel particulier, trace the development of French decorative arts, especially in Bordeaux, in the 18th and 19th centuries.