The Faiencerie de Gien was founded in 1821 by an Englishman from Stoke-on-Trent, Thomas Hall. Mr. Hall wanted to introduce fine English earthenware to the French, also known as “faience” in France. 190 years later, Gien is an integral part of France’s cultural heritage, praised by many around the world.
All the faience products are 100% made in Gien, France, a small town on the banks of the Loire River. The company is a member of the prestigious Comité Colbert (www.comitecolbert.com), a consortium of the most recognized French luxury names.
GIEN, A SYMBOL OF FRENCH KNOW-HOW
Warm and vibrant, Gien fine Faience is in a class of its own through
its composition, its quality designs and forms. A Gien plate requires
26 different ingredients and passes through the hands of 30 Faience
craftsmen, the heirs to a legacy of two hundred years of skill and
THE COLLECTIONS, A UNIQUE ARRAY OF SHAPE AND COLOR
With more than fifty different designs, we produce over 3000 referenced
items, from dinner plates to exceptional hand-painted prestige pieces.