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Pottery's exhibition

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  • Innocence - Eugène Hécler
    Innocence - Eugène Hécler
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The most beautiful pieces of pottery in the municipal collection, which was recently enriched by a large donation, are on show in the "Columned Room" in the Town Hall. Open to visitors during regular Town Hall hours, admission free.
On display are creations by the three most famous studios: Hécler, Nicole and Bonifas. Ferney's pottery, locally known for its domestic use, was acclaimed nationally and internationally thanks to creations by master potters who, profiting from opportunities presented by their proximity to Geneva, established themselves here in the 20th century.
The public can view a permanent exhibition in a specially prepared space in the Town Hall. This important collection was donated by Mr. Pascal Meylan.
Composed essentially of some rare works coming from the studio of Eugène Hécler, the collection also contains signed specimens by René Nicole, Jean Johannel, Lise Lifas and, above all, Paul Bonifas, the remaining pieces of whose workshop, property of the commune, profited from an important inventory and comprise the most important items.
Supplementary to the main exhibition are several pieces by René Nicole which are on loan from a private collection.objetsTouristiques

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APIDAE tourism data updated on 12/05/2022 by "Office de Tourisme du Pays de Gex".
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Opening hours

From 02/01 to 31/12/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Friday between 8 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Price:

Free access.

Coordinates

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46.255758, 6.107883
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46°15'20.7"N 6°06'28.4"E
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32T 277094 5126530
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Avenue Voltaire
01210 Ferney-Voltaire
Phone 04 50 40 18 52

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