When you arrive at our workshops, you will feel as if you are in a little village. You will find the potter, the kiln operators and the moulders. Everyone here loves their work.

In the shade of an olive tree or cool old walls, take time to discover traditional skills and choose your favourite pot or salad bowl.

A unique setting at the Aubagne workshops where you can browse all of our products, from plant pots to tableware and household linen.

With its workshops covering 6,000 m² founded in 1837, Poterie Ravel has been making terracotta plant pots and tableware for more than 180 years.

Today, the firm is being led by its fifth generation.

Every Thursday morning at 10.30

Duration: 30 minutes

Free parking

How we make

our products

The clay

Extracted from our clay pits as a raw material, the clay is processed in our workshop to control its special purity and colour.

Moudling

Our pots are made using the calibrage technique, whereby a wooden form is used to distribute the clay over the surface of the mould, guided by hand.

Throwing

Our potters make pots of less than 35cm by hand, giving each piece a unique identity.

Finishing

The finish applied to each piece by our specialists gives our products a smooth, silky surface. Each pot is marked with the RAVEL stamp, then signed and dated by the ceramicist who made it.

Firing

Our four gas kilns fire our products at temperatures of up to 1,020°C over 68 hours, to ensure they are fired all the way through.