Cox is a little village – population just over 300 – situated some 50km (30mi) north west of Toulouse.
It is here, near the first Gascony clayey hills when coming from Toulouse, that Italian and Spanish potters settled during the 16th century bringing with them new clay pottery techniques.
The 16th and 17th centuries were prosperous times for Cox and its region. The prosperity came to end in the 18th century with the advancement of the more prized porcelain pottery. Starting from the 18th century and until the middle of the 20th century the potters of Cox specialized themselves on kitchen earthenware producing kettles, pots, pans.
The little ceramics museum of Cox is located in the former house and workshop of the last potter of the village. The house, itself made from clay, features a remarkable pottery oven of imposing dimensions.
The museum displays pottery objects made throughout centuries in Cox and presents also the daily life of the local craftsmen and craftswomen in olden times.
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!