First name bowl

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I’m sure that this bowl reminds you of your childhood! Somewhere you most likely have a bowl with “ears” with your first name on it. Do you know the difference between the small Breton at the bottom of the bowl of the earthenware factory of Pornic and the small Breton of the earthenware factory of Quimper? The first one stands behind his wife and the second one is in front of his wife. My friend Claire used this question every morning with her son: “Where is the small Breton?!? You need to finish your milk to see him”. If you want to make your own bowl, visit the workshop at the factory: you can paint your own plate and collect it 4 days later (the time needed for enamelling and firing).

TESTED FOR YOU: First name bowl

BB label - Made in Europe UnionLabel BB  since January 2016 and confirmed by the company (thanks 😉 )

Manufactured at Pornic (44)

Shops:  Only in France (here you will find all the addresses)

Website (e-shopping available):

Outlet: yes

Company Profile:

The Dryander family have made earthenware from father to son since 1827 and they are owners of the factory of Niderviller in Moselle (Eastern France). In 1939, Émile Dryander, the manager, fled the German occupation and took refuge with his wife in Pornic (Brittany). His son Gustave created the factory (Breton Factory of Artistic Earthenwares) in 1948 and the first artisans were trained in Niderviller. The factory was named “Earthenware factory of Pornic” in 1994 and became independent from the factory of Lorraine. Since then, the factory employs 24 people, 12 of whom are decorators decorating 500.000 items a year, 300.000 of which are the famous “first name bowl”.

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