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Small history of the studio
Past Potters and ceramists of the village of La Chapelle des Pots


  Opening hours

Variable according to the season and indicated on my Facebook page


--> a video clip of my interview on France 3 Nouvelle Aquitaine region (formerly Poitou Charente) on the program Itinéraires bis presented by Frédéric Cartaud, Cédric Cottaz and Aurélie Grignard
(from 1 minutes 45 secondes)
(Try automatic translation if you don't understand French)



  • by email à : kim . atelierrenerenaud @ orange . fr 
  •  ou telephone : +33 5  46 91  50 60                               
  • ou by post:           
Atelier René RENAUD
36 rue de la république
F17100 La Chapelle des Pots France

  • and when I'm in my shop


Location and come to
Atelier René RENAUD

My little shop where I expose and sell my creations is located>
at 36 rue de la république
17100 La Chapelle des Pots, France

Access map and current photos below

I don't have reseller or other shop at the moment and don't do mail-order.

The village is accessible by various roads: D131, D233E1, D150, D129, N141, E603, RCE, by the footpath of Grande Randonée n°4 (Royan to Grasse). The Exit 35 of the A10 / E5 motorway (Paris Bordeaux) is 12 km away.The airfield of Saintes-Thenac : 17 km, Cognac : 28 km, La Rochelle airport : 90km, Bordeaux airport : 140 km. Fluvial port of Chaniers : 6 Km, of Saintes : 8 km. The bus line (, mainly for schoolchildren, have stops in the villages but not every day, without the possibility of return from the village the same day.

Attention: if you come in groups of more than 10, thank you to inform me in advance of your arrival
and especially to make subgroups of a ten people maximum per visit.
Like all stores, I am limited in simultaneous public reception.

Private parking in front of the studio and many other places in the village.

Google Map


45.76 North
0.54 West

GPS 45 ° 45'35,7 '' N
  0 ° 32'22.2 '' W

Lat. 45.759913
  long. -0.539513

Note: Google Street View is out of date

View of my shop:

ATELIER RENE RENAUD: entree de la boutique

From rue de l'église, from Saintes, Chaniers, Cognac, A10, Royan, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Paris, ... :
ATELIER RENE RENAUD: venant par la rue de
              l'église, de Saintes, Chaniers, Cognac, A10, Royan, La
              Rochelle, Bordeaux, Paris, ...

From Saint Bris des Bois, Saint Césaire, Saint Sauvant, Paleosite, Burie, Matha, ... :
ATELIER RENE RENAUD: en venant de Saint bris des
              Bois, Saint Césaire, Saint Sauvant, Burie ,Matha, ...


Village Amenities

On the way to your holidays, excursions, walks, ... some informations
on the facilities in the La Chapelle des Pots village.

  There is no hotel in the Chapelle des Pots, just a bar-tabac with small restaurants. The nearest hotels are in Saint Bris des Bois, Saint Césaire, Chaniers, Saintes, ... The Web is full of sites to indicate them as well as cottages, bed and breakfast.

For motorhomes : 3 km from my workshop there is a free area in the neighboring village of Saint Césaire [link1 2] next to the roundabout to Paléosite. There is other in Saintes or Burie [link].

During the summer season there is a small campsite in Saint Bris des Bois (link), others in Chaniers, Saintes, Cognac, ...

In the village there is no post office since 1960/70, no pharmacy, no doctor, no bank. The nearest ATMs are in Chaniers, Burie, Saint Hilaire de VilleFranche and many in Saintes, Cognac, Saint Jean d'Angely, ...
and I am not equipped to accept bank cards

Since 2015 there is no longer the small annual potters market of the village and the municipal museum of ceramics is also closed (french wikipedia page).

The Potters kiln, known as Four Varoqeau, listed in the Monuments Historiques (link) is still visible from the outside, as well as the Chaînette kiln, near the church, built in 2006.


 Small history of the studio

My grandfather René Renaud (1907-1991), a painter who began his career in Paris but comming from the Ile de Ré, created in 1947 his first decorated ceramic studio in a family winery at Les Portes en Re, 5 place de la liberté (workshop closed at the end of 2000 by his daughters at the end of their career, the studio of la Chapelle des Pots remains open).

In 1954 he created his second studio in La Chapelle des Pots where he was the first to remake ceramics since the years 1930, date of the last ceramics of the village (see page Past Potters and ceramists of the village of La Chapelle des Pots)

In 1956 he created another studio in Meschers-sur-Gironde, 37 rue Paul-Massy in another family house. This studio will be closed in 1967 but it subsite a ceramic map on the facade of this old workshop (links google view).

Myself, Kim Rene Renaud, grandson of the founder, I continue the creations of
ceramics so characteristic of this studio whith the typical
humorous drawings of the workshop, the landscapes, the birds, the flowers, the marine themes, the nickname plates, the maps of the île deRé, Oléron, the Charente Maritime, ...
  on tiles, plates, dishes, pots, vases, table tops, ceramics painting, ...

as well as all my other creations going on and coming

  To discover or re-discover,

and on sale exclusively in my studio shop


Old ceramics from the workshop are sometimes sold on Ebay or at antique-dealers. I have no connection with these resales.

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The creations of the Atelier are protected by the copyright of french C.P.I.and or other rights. I myself manage these rights.For all possible reproductions, adaptations, representations, ... it is necessary to negotiate an authorization in advance.

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