Édition Porcelain was founded by Carl Thomas, a student of literature who decided to re-launch his father’s former workshop and offer Limoges porcelain pieces with an exceptional level of finish. Carl Thomas spent his childhood between France and the city of Marrakesh, where his father owned a pottery manufacturing company. From a very early age, he developed a passion for the arts, and in particular for crafts. Later, he accompanied his father, who had become a porcelain decorator, to numerous workshops in the city of Limoges and learned about all the facets of porcelain work. This world of technique, precision and creativity inspired him greatly… When his father stopped working, Carl Thomas suggested to him that he should take over his workshop to launch his own business: Édition Porcelain. His ambition? To draw on his past experiences, his father’s advice and his own highly developed artistic sense to produce modern, high-end pieces.
“I would like Édition Porcelain to be recognised for the quality of its work. We offer an exceptional product and are determined to always place quality above quantity. What we are selling is works of art.”
Surrounded by both his father’s former employees and new recruits, Carl Thomas did not take long to design his first collections and work soon began again within the family workshop.
To produce exceptional pieces, it is imperative to work very high quality materials. Édition Porcelaine, therefore, works with a porcelain clay of incomparable whiteness and delicacy, which combines lightness with strength. The coloured pigments used to decorate porcelain are rare materials and come from all over the world (Japan, Germany, Spain…). Édition Porcelaine carries on the old traditions of the high-end Limoges porcelain workshops. The porcelain is hand-decorated by craftsmen who are among the best in the region, and who make each piece a unique work of art. They apply colours using different methods and techniques, some of which are kept secret in the workshop!
After decorating, the porcelain is fired at very high temperature (1100° C) to allow the colours to become one with the glaze. This essential step ensures that the colours adorning the porcelain can never change…
It is this mastery of the arts of fire and earth, and this respect for tradition and craftsmanship, which allow Édition Porcelaine to produce pieces of such exceptional quality in its workshop.