Discover the Manufactory

National Manufactory of Sèvres

Since 1740, the Manufacture constitutes a unique living laboratory, as well as an influential player within the art world, notably for design and the decorative arts.

It benefits from the excellence and expertise of its 120 on-site ceramists mastering some thirty specialized trades, as well as from the excellence of its materials (pastes, colours, enamels, etc.) produced in situ according to ancestral techniques and today serving as exceptional tools for contemporary artistic expression.

Coppa dell Etica, Michele De Luchhi, 2011 - (c) Sèvres - Cité de la céramique

L'atelier de sculpture de figure - (c) Nicolas Héron / Sèvres - Cité de la céramique

La prépartion du Bleu de Sèvres, atelier de pose de fonds - (c) Alix de Montaigu/Sèvres - Cité de la céramique

At once a manufactory of transmission, safeguarding its ancestral skills and expertise while widely disseminating knowledge and understanding of the ceramic arts, and a creative laboratory of the finest quality, having proven its capacity for porcelain innovation for nearly three centuries, Sèvres is a one-of-a-kind public institution that beautifully balances tradition and modernity.