I’ve always admired people who take their own individual path through life. Who live on their own terms, and fix their own rules. It takes a certain strength of character to trace a path that is slightly off the conventional route.
My friends Magali and René are just such people. They are kind, creative, hard working and self sufficient. They live the quiet life in a small farmhouse in southern France. They grow their own food, entertain their friends joyfully and to earn their living they follow their creative inspiration.
Magali comes from a family of master ceramicists. Her father created his pottery and ceramics in the village of Biot, famous for the tradition. She inherited hundreds of moulds from him, and learnt all about clay and glazes at his side. Today she creates at her own rythym in her atelier. She sells a few pieces in her little store in the garden, and now and again she receives an order for an entire service or a special design.
René in the meantime is a basket maker. He is never happier than when weaving a basket with a couple of his friends sitting beside him, chatting and putting the world to rights.
We only have a limited number of each product, they are for sale today in our boutique. Each jug is signed by Magali, and the wicker trays or baskets are just perfect too.
The jugs come in three sizes. A small milk jug, a slightly larger version in the same style, and a taller water pitcher. Each piece has been moulded and hand glazed by Magali in her atelier, and she signs each one ‘Celestine’, the name of their farm.
René’s wicker trays come in two sizes, and are perfect for a few slices of baguette or, or a couple of croissants. I find them handy for keeping garlic or onions close to hand in the kitchen.
We are also carrying his mini baskets with a handle, which are ideal for presenting teaspoons, or candies, or a few fresh eggs.
To find these products simply pop over to the MFCH Boutique, where you will also be happy to know that we are about to commence our summer sale! Don’t miss out on some very special offers.