PONCHON, FRANCE I EARTHENWARE
The first Ponchon earthenware factory was established in 1820. During the second half of the 19th century, the wall tile factory experienced impressive growth, particularly with the emergence of the Haussmann buildings in Paris, and the tiled bathrooms and sinks.
In 1991, Sylvie Thémereau revived Ponchon earthenware and passed on her know-how to Caroline Sobczak, who perpetuated this 200-year-old cultural heritage. Today, Faïence Ponchon is the last place where these typical French tiles are produced by hand. Traditional know-how and precise processes have earned it the French label of Living Heritage Company.
Present throughout the world, Ponchon tiles can be found in illustrious homes such as Monet's in Giverny, Emile Zola's in Medan, Renoir's house in Essoyes, the Château de Vaux Le Vicomte and even in Uruguay at the Museo del Azulejo. The timeless designs of the French company are also prized by architects and decorators to adorn modern spaces.
Faïence Ponchon is a manufacturer specialised in the so-called "grand feu" decoration. The motifs are painted with stencils or freehand on a raw tin glaze then fired at 980°C. This technique gives the colours an unequalled depth. The brand works exclusively on a custom basis and adapts to each project, whether the customers are professionals or privates.