The City of Ceramics Sèvres & Limoges is a public administrative institution of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, which includes the Manufacture de Sèvres, the National Ceramic Museum of Sèvres and the Adrien Dubouché National Museum of Limoges.
The ancestral skills and know-how of the Manufacture’s craftsmen have been passed down from generation to generation, and today form a powerful and unique cornerstone. Sèvres also draws its strength from the excellence of its materials, manufactured on site according to centuries-old techniques.
Since 1740, the Manufacture has never ceased to promote the creation and design of porcelain objets d’art. In the 18th century, the goldsmith Jean-Claude Duplessis, the sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet and the painter François Boucher contributed to defining the identity of the Manufacture’s porcelain. Since then, other artists have followed suit: Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann and Jean Arp in the 1950s or more recently Pierre Soulages, Giuseppe Penone, Ettore Sottsass, and many others.