The Festival Terralha is organised every year, in july, in Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie. This unmissable artistic event is an opportunity to come and discover “Terralha”, which means “pottery” or “ceramic”. Whether you are new to pottery, passionate or a professional from the industry, you are sure to enjoy this festival!
Terralha, European Festival of ceramic art
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie is the capital of ceramics! The Cultural Office has been organising the Festival Terralha every year in this globally renowned potter’s village, since 1984.
What’s the festival all about? It is about showcasing “Terralha” (which literally means “earthenware pot”) to visitors who are either new to this art or already passionate about it! The festival is mainly centred around European ceramics: the goal is to “combine the different European forms of artistic and cultural expression in the field of ceramics.”
For the event, around twenty carefully-selected European artists are invited to come and exhibit their artworks in the streets of the village. If you would like to come and meet them, don’t hesitate to venture into the shaded courtyards or under the archways. You’ll be able to admire their creations and chat to them about their techniques and expertise. You can expect an artistic tour of the village during this festival, that over the years, has become one of the unmissable events in ceramic art in Europe!
And Terralha doesn’t stop there: there are also demonstrations, encounters, exhibitions and workshops for children throughout this festival.
See you in July 2023 !