The ceramics industry boom has not just marked the economic development of the territories concerned, but has also produced a heritage and a social history and has contributed to the creation of a strong identity.
This ceramics identity, which continues to shape many cities across Europe, is now accessible by travellers along the European Route of Ceramics.
Council of Europe values
The art of ceramics is inextricably tied to early European exchanges and reflects both the common identity of Europe and the local singularities of its territories. It also mirrors the technical advances, artistic trends and ideological aspirations of each period, from the primitive use of terracotta to the most contemporary pieces.
The European Route of Ceramics is certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2012.