For this new edition of the “Grands Feux” (Great Fires), the Ceramics Association of La Borne (ACLB) and the Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne have chosen to explore the spirit of La Borne. In keeping with the tradition of La Borne’s ceramists, there will be much professional interaction taking place around wood-burning kilns during the firings. This year, the Grands Feux programme offers everyone the opportunity to experience first-hand the way ceramics are produced here, and particularly life in La Borne, with a particular emphasis on the quality of relationships and the wealth of dialogue. It is an experience of earth and fire not to be missed!

The ritual of firing connects the material with its potential in an uninterrupted interaction between the potters and clay: a flow of forces and energies combined that culminates in the emergence of forms. The visit itinerary includes access to some fifteen potters’ and ceramists’ workshops, three exhibitions, guided tours, lectures and practical workshops for children and adults.