Our company

We are based in a 18th century building in the heart of Villecroze, a Provencal village situated in the Var, where several generations of potters have worked before. The "Poterie du Soleil" has been a family business for more than 40 years.

La Poterie du Soleil


Christian Ziegler was only 14 years old when he decided to become a potter.

After studying for 3 years at Art School in Toulon, Christian Ziegler continued his studies for another 4 years at Art School in Paris. He also worked abroad in Morocco and Denmark.

He started his own business in 1976.


His son Sebastien after serving an apprenticeship in "throwing pots on the wheel" also received a diploma from the Art School in Antibes. He also had profesisonal experience abroad in Portugal and The Caribbean. Sebastien then taught pottery for 4 years.

He now works for the family business He built his own authentic wood fired kiln and developed a new creation called "depot de cendres".


Suzy Ziegler will be ther to welcome you in her shop, and be delighted to help and advise you about their pottery in French, German and English.


La Poterie du Soleil - Boutique