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Ceramic Colleges & Museums

Click here for a listing of colleges that have ceramics programs.

Click here for the SFCC link to the list of ceramic museums in Europe. Additional ceramic museums have been added below by QCI members. Always check for changes in museum schedules before going.


About the SFCC
The San Francisco Ceramic Circle (SFCC) is the oldest ceramics group in the U.S. The SFCC is affiliated with the San Francisco Museums of Fine Art. The SFCC has graciously permitted the Quimper Club to post this link on our website. The SFCC has reciprocated by adding a link to the Quimper Club on their website.


Below are the QCI’s modifications to the list.
Musée de la Faïence

The Musée départemental breton features a nice collection of Quimper pottery.


Musée National de Céramique-Sèvres, Sèvres, a suburb of Paris, FR. The museum contains excellent collections of earthenware, faïence, porcelain and pottery from around the world, dating from the earliest to the present.

Desvres Faïence
Maison de la Faïence, Musée de la Céramique, Desvres, FR. The museum focuses on the history and breadth of Desvres faïence.

Marseille Faïence
Musée de la Faïence de Marseille, Marseille, FR. Housed in the Château Pastré, a 19th century house set in a park overlooking the sea, with a focus on faience from the 17th and 18th centuries in Marseille and Moustiers, including the major manufactures: Clérissy, Fauchier, Veuve Perrin, Savy, Robert, Bonnefoy, Olérys, Fouque, and Pelloquin.

Nevers Faience
Musée municipal Frédéric-Blandin – 16, Rue Saint Genest – 58000 Nevers. Under renovation, the museum collection contains 1500 of Nevers earthenware pieces and 2500 ceramic. The collection has been housed in this former Benedictine abbey since 1975.

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