This pottery became famous because of a brilliant design idea, an object that even so you supposedly haven't heard of it yet could be exhibited in modern design museums - Les Mini.Kougs.
You have always complained because your bowls were either slightly too large or too small? Here you will find them in al least ten different sizes and beautiful colours.
The timber frame house at the street is a lovely shop as can hardly found a second one.
Beside the entrance on the outside wall the whole family dynasty of potters can be read on a large blue pottery heart starting in the 18th century.
Inside you have to see the two glazed windows depicting the patron saints of the potters and of the Alsace.
The tableware by the artist Emmanuel Keil was inspired by the colours of the Provence. You can hardly find more colourful pottery.
Apart from that you can also find all kinds of different pottery ware for the garden and depicting animals. You don't like bowls or plates, but cats or frogs or owls? Here you will find what you are looking for.
This pottery is much more than a manufacturer for plain tableware which of course can be seen in the store as well.
A small exhibitions of tiled stoves shows another range of traditional and still useful pottery ware.
If you like what you see you can order a new tiled stove.
Also this pottery is exhibiting plenty of small items on the street facade of the house.
The house itself is more colourful and pictoresque than the pottery inside and a proof of how important advertising is.
With this pottery I start the round trip to potteries that are not within the first three recommended but are nevertheless worthwhile to visit for different reasons.
Here it is definitely the house of the pottery itself. The owner has thought of the walls as big advertising screens for his art and artistic it looks, see the pictures.
The range of products is huge and here you have the once in a time chance to compare different makers. Not only the products from the Poterie Henri Siegfried are exhibited but from other makers as well.
On your trip through the Alsace you have certainly encountered HANSi.
With this pseudonym the Alsatian artist Jean-Jacques Waltz (1873-1951) became well known. His illustrations can be found in almost all shops in Alsace, as post cards, books and printed on table ware and pottery.
Ceramiques Elchinger is producing the potteries with the Hansi illustrations and here in Soufflenheim you can by them much cheaper than in any other place. This makes it my No. 3 choice of a pottery recommendation.
The pottery was founded in 1834 by Wendelin Elchinger (1809-1895) and successfully continued by Philippe Elchinger (1842-1906), Léon Elchinger (1871-1942), Fernand Elchinger (1911-1975) and since 1975 by the fifth and sixth generation Marc Elchinger (1946) and his son Thibaut Elchinger (1984).
This pottery resides very central and easy to see at the crossing of two main roads.
The style is traditional but very vivid, lines and dots that form flowers, plants and singing birds. The colours are bright and vivid.
The range of products is huge and if you are looking for a present or a piece for your own kitchen you will definitely find it here. This pottery made it to be my No. 2 choice of recommendation.
This pottery was the first I went in and it is the most novel in Soufflenheim.
The style is modern and fresh, myriads of flowers cut into the clay and painted in bright colours, very much in contrast to most of the other potteries in town that stick to the traditional style.
It kept my admiration and I can recommend it as my No. 1 choice of pottery in Soufflenheim, a must see address.
This shop is small and offers the traditional Alsatian pottery tableware but with some surprising design.