Poterie Renault brings French authenticity back to the kitchen with this traditional line of pottery. A beautiful salt glaze finish makes every piece unique. Designed, loved, tried and tested, Renault pottery is a 5th generation French institution specializing in classic French kitchen goods.
These vintage ceramic gems were discovered during our importer's last trip to France. These specific pieces are no longer in production, so we are excited to share these rare treasures with you. The Round Brown Small Pot measures approximately 2" x 1"
*Please note that because these pieces are vintage, each one is unique, and there might be slight imperfections and variations in the size, color, or glaze of a product.
Located in Argent sur Sauldre, near Orleans, France, the family-run workshop of Poterie Renault closed after producing sturdy stoneware pieces, many of which are fired in the company's traditional salt glaze, for over 170 years.
Louis Stanislas Renault opened the pottery in 1847 and chose his location for the richness of the local clay. The materials, methods and forms have remained relatively unchanged in the company’s history. The walls of its kilns were more than a meter thick. During its heyday, Poterie Renault was used by restaurants and professional kitchens all over France.
The stoneware retains heat or cold for much longer than plastic, metal or glass. The company’s signature translucent salt glaze is formed by throwing sea salt into the kiln during the hottest part of the firing process. Sodium from the salt reacts with the silica in the clay body to form a glossy and glass-like coating of sodium silicate