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 Claude Ryter, Potter


I discovered the pottery in 1968, I was 14 years old. At that time, I spent all my free time in a small school of pottery with Paul and Yvonne Savigny. My high school education was a nightmare. When I finally obtained my entry into second, I integrated on competition the Applied Arts School in Paris. There, I flourished, and left five years later with my degree of ceramist and the congratulations of my teacher, Mr. Rouleau.
After my studies, I did a tour of France with craftsmen.
In 1978 I opened my pottery studio in the Creuse near Aubusson, I stayed there 15 years. I fired with wood in a kiln with two chambers. In 1992 we moved to the Dordogne. There was a parenthesis: I was farmer in a small animal park created with my wife at the time. But it wasn't my path and after a few years I sank into depression. Failure. Divorce. I came out of this experience stronger and more mature. In 2007 I went back to my first activity with great joy!


I make utility and culinary pottery decorated with engobes (liquid coloured clay) called glazed earthenware.


The Earth is goodness. It develops a formidable energy to nourish the billion creatures that inhabit it. Thanks to it, we can build our houses, cultivate, harvest.
The Earth that interests us, potters, is clay, uncultivated, compact and cold, but so soft and sensual under the fingers of the turner.



Classes : Turning, modelling, enamelling
Information : +33 (0)5 53 58 97 33

Claude Ryter

54 route de Peymilou
24 130 Prigonrieux
Tel. : +33 (0)5 53 58 97 33
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