The Beck pottery has been existing since 1750 and has been being passed on from father to son for generations.Today, the pottery is successfully run by Richard Beck and his wife Michèle as well as their 3 daughters Marie (42), Hélène (41) and Caroline (38). The pottery has about 20 employees.Richard is the potter and the soul of the company, he develops and realizes new designs, and takes care of everything technical, repairs, etc. Marie and Hélène are responsible for the decorations, Caroline and Michèle for the administration and sales.In 1999 we expanded the workshop to 5000 m² and the sales area to 350 m². The workshop is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 16.00. We also do guided tours for groups by prior appointment. We have a large car park for cars and coaches.
The Beck family uses ceramic body from Goerg & Schneider for the production of dishes- and decorative ceramics. The body is casted and punched, and partly thrown on the potter’s wheel. The body is fireproof, as we produce dishes for cooking and baking.Especially our daughters have managed to use new colours and decorative elements in addition to the traditional Soufflenheim style of decoration, which show a cheerful, modern and very appealing handwriting. We also design special decors on customer request.We sell our goods mostly in France, we export smaller quantities in Europe and to Japan. There is a lot of competition from China.Each piece is hand-painted and is fired together with the transparent glaze at 1085°C.For this purpose, we have 2 top-hat kilns (10 m³ and 3 m³) and a conventional kiln (4 m³). The ceramics are placed on bogies and then fired.The new colours and decors decorate the vessels. In this way, traditional dishes from Alsace are also rediscovered in terms of taste.We have chosen 2 beautiful, typical pieces from the workshop and publish them together with a traditional recipe: the Gugelhupf and a terrine for Alsatian Bäckeoffe, Sauerkraut...If you have bought one of these ceramics from poterie-beck.fr in the online shop or directly from the factory, you can try out this deliciousness.