THE DES RÊVES PROJECT

When you come into possession of "Des Rêves" earthenware... You're bringing much more than crockery and kitchen utensils into your home. You'll be helping to create jobs, reviving historic know-how in the heart of a region, and supporting the local economy. You contribute to the rediscovered pride of a village and a region, but also to the national flagship of craftsmanship. 

In short, thanks to you, Desvres is back on the map of France's great earthenware manufacturers. You are holding in your hands dozens of hours of manual labor, relearned gestures, patience and self-sacrifice. You hold in your hands a unique piece whose production tools were also manufactured. You are paying tribute to the craftsmen who start again and again, despite failures and the merciless randomness of ceramics. You inspire us to go even further, to identify even more archives, to design beautiful, inspired decors, to imagine ever more pertinent forms. 

You welcome the passion of a collective, a crazy gamble and faith in something beyond ourselves. You offer yourself pieces designed to be beautiful, passed on and shared

Our Rouen Decor collection

The creation of this decor was made possible thanks to the benevolence of the Desvres Ceramics Museum, which gave us access to its archives. This is how the Rouen pattern inspired us to launch the first decor in the Des Rêves collection.

Magnified, lightened and showing the heart of a traditional design executed for decades in Desvres, this decor is more topical than ever.

 

These pieces are handcrafted in our workshop in Desvres. Our earthenware is unique and made in the purest tradition of the Desvres earthenware factories of yesteryear.

All the manufacturing steps are carried out in the workshop using the casting method in plaster moulds.

The decoration is applied piece by piece, by hand and using a transfer technique, just before the third and final firing.

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Natural earthenware

The color of Des Rêves earthenware is that of the natural earthenware that we prepare. We do not use any dyes or tinted enamel to give this cream color to our pieces.

Our earthenware pieces are made from natural and sustainable components.
The biscuit is made from 100% earthenware.

The enamel we apply is transparent and suitable for food use. It meets European standards, that is to say without lead or cadmium.


These pieces are made by hand in our workshop in Desvres. Our earthenware is unique and made in the purest tradition of the Desvres earthenware factories of yesteryear.

All manufacturing stages are carried out in the workshop using the casting method in plaster molds.


Each product is unique. In the context of artisanal manufacturing, it is possible that slight color variations exist on the same model.

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Our collection of earthenware tiles

Small Desvres earthenware tiles, glazed finish. Handmade in Desvres, France.

These small tiles can be laid on your credenza or mosaic wall surfaces.

They are inspired by the historic decorations of Desvres.
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  • Premiers tests de carreaux

    First tile tests

    I am so happy with our first results. We finally had time to launch the development of our earthenware tiles. The objective was to reproduce earthenware tiles produced in Desvres...

    First tile tests

    I am so happy with our first results. We finally had time to launch the development of our earthenware tiles. The objective was to reproduce earthenware tiles produced in Desvres...

  • Comment fabriquons-nous nos pièces de faïence?

    How do we make our earthenware pieces?

    The release of 15 more pieces of earthenware on www.desreves.fr seems to me to be a good opportunity to share with you a central element of the Des Rêves adventure....

    How do we make our earthenware pieces?

    The release of 15 more pieces of earthenware on www.desreves.fr seems to me to be a good opportunity to share with you a central element of the Des Rêves adventure....

  • Plonger dans les archives

    Diving into the archives

    Scrolling through hundreds of watercolour plates, scouring the Musée de la Céramique in Desvres, the Manufacture de Sèvres, the Château de Versailles and the flea markets of the Côte d'Opale...

    Diving into the archives

    Scrolling through hundreds of watercolour plates, scouring the Musée de la Céramique in Desvres, the Manufacture de Sèvres, the Château de Versailles and the flea markets of the Côte d'Opale...

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FAQs

Q: What is Des Rêves Faïencerie? A: Des Rêves is an earthenware factory located in Desvres, France, which strives to revive the historic know-how of Desvres earthenware. The project represents a tribute to the tradition and history of this region, known for its earthenware since the 18th century​ 1 2 ​.

Q: How are your products made? A: Our earthenware is made by hand in our Desvres workshop, using traditional methods of casting into plaster molds, and decorated piece by piece via a transfer technique before final firing ​ 3 ​.

Q: What is the composition of your earthenware? A: Our parts are made of natural and durable components, free of lead and cadmium, respecting European standards. The cream color is natural and does not come from any dyes or tinted enamel ​3 ​.

Q: Can you wash earthenware in the dishwasher or put it in the microwave? A: Yes, our pieces can be washed in the dishwasher and used in the microwave. However, we recommend not soaking them in water or washing them for too long. ​ 3 ​.

Q: Where do the inspirations for your designs come from? A: Our pieces are inspired by the traditional decors of Desvres. Thus, the Rouen decor was inspired by the Rouen decor at the Cornucopia designed for decades in Desvres. This interpretation was made possible thanks to the kindness of the Desvres Ceramic Museum ​ 3 ​.

Q: Who is behind the rebirth of Faïencerie Des Rêves? A: Marion, with experience in construction and real estate, made the decision to relaunch this industry in her native territory and is today at the head of Des Rêves Faïencerie ​ 2 ​.

Q: Is it possible to visit the Des Rêves workshop? A: Of course with pleasure, the workshop is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Q: Where can I buy your products? A: Here and in partner stores .