La Butte, Arts de France, is a charming shop in downtown Moncton. Filled to the brim with delicate, hand painted porcelain, this shop is one of a kind.
Each peice is hand painted on Limoges china from France and kiln fired several times by artist Isabelle Lafargue. “You have to respect the colours,” she told me. If you don’t fire them in order, you can ruin the colours. If you mix red and yellow, but don’t fire it properly, you won’t get orange. Each colour has to be fired at a specific temperature. You start with the highest temperature and then work your way down. I love her work station! Isn’t it inspiring?
Isabelle Lafargue is from the French islands, and has been drawing and painting since she was little. She took an intesive course with a famous French porcelain artist to learn this ancient technique. Since then, she has moved to New Brunwsick and runs her studio with her husband.
The shop is filled with plates, mugs and platters. My favourite pieces were these beautiful fish made with paint and platinum.
You can visit the store in downtown Moncton, or you can order online. You can also order custom pieces!
La Butte is located at 886 Main St, in Moncton New Brunswick.