Bernard Vitour


Les Terres vernisses de Ligron


Broche. 2018.

ISBN 979-10-699-2399-7

110 pages.  300 color photos.

350 names of Ligron potters 



This book draws up the history, diversity and importance of the achievements of Ligron as a ceramic center of France. The book tells first about the link between Saint Jean de la Motte and Ligron. The production of Saint Jean started around the 11th century and ended at the beginning of the 14th. A recent discovery near the church of Ligron made it possible to confirm the production of terracotta at the very beginning of the 14th century, similar to that of Saint Jean de la Motte. The appearance of oxides appeared in Ligron at the end from the 15th century beginning of the 16th. The potters settled exclusively on the path linking Ligron to Courcelles La Forêt. The peak of production is at the end of the 18th beginning of the 19th. Ligron had 1,500 inhabitants at the time compared to 600 today. The appearance of Malicorne faience caused the irremediable decline of Ligron. The last oven went out in 1910.



Bernard Vitour: Les Terres vernisses de Ligron