Discover our collection of 18th and 19th century French biot jars here.
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Our bespoke Biot Jars are exclusively handmade using a method that dates to the Neolithic period. Biot jars were traditionally used to preserve olives hence the distinctive glazed rim around the neck.
The ancient technique of rope thrown pottery uses timber spines wrapped in a coil of rope then clay is applied by hand. Our largest biot jars weigh up to 150 kilograms or 330 pounds.
Once the clay begins to dry and hold it’s shape, the rope is carefully unwound and the timbers removed. The rope makes a wonderful pattern on the inside of the jar, which is beautifully textured.
Each piece that is made using the rope thrown method is imprinted with a sea shell. The exact same shell has been used to brand these artisan pots and embodies the pride and skill of the craftsman who create them.
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Design by Pam Pierce, photographed by Peter Vitale.
I love the design, colour and texture of your unique handmade pots. They carry such a weight and character to them that almost reminds me of ancient civilization. I live in Canada and don’t know where I can see beautiful pieces here. Any advice? Thanks
Dear Sir or Madam
I am interested in a small – medium biot jars.