Vintage French Majolica garden or petite kitchen table produced in the village of St. Jean-De-Fos, France, about 17 years ago, although the base appears to be much older, so the top could be a replacement. There is a heavy-duty steel subframe embedded into the clay before the table top enters the kiln and one of the artists used to tell me, that for every three put into the kiln, two would crack. Beautifully crafted and if you would like the top refinished we do a process that also allows us to change the color and is quite durable.
History of the potters of St-Jean-de-Fos.
In the 14th century alongside its agriculture, there began in Saint-Jean-de-Fos the Craft of pottery, mainly due to the presence of large deposits of clay in the Sub-soil of the village. The first potter was Raymond Sinadié, described in 1556 as an orjolerii (one who makes jugs).
The disappearance of pottery-making from Saint Jean-de-Fos began in the early 1900s. After several decades’ absence, there has been a rebirth of activity in the pottery trade.