La Maison du Potier

806, chemin Principal
Grosse-Île (Quebec) Canada
G4T 6B6

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Pottery Économusée®

A member of the Économusée® network and the Artisans at Work network, La Maison du Potier is the place to go to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of traditional pottery in the Îles de la Madeleine. This studio and boutique offers visitors an outstanding cultural experience, giving them the opportunity to interact with local artisans and observe them at work. Handcrafted mugs, bowls, vases and many other objects decorated with images characteristic of the archipelago, including boats, colourful houses, clotheslines and dune grass, are displayed in the boutique. Some of the pieces are also made with local clay. A visit to La Maison du Potier guarantees you will find local, handcrafted souvenirs that will forever remind you of your trip to this unique archipelago. You can also order a personalized mug in advance!

La Maison du Potier offers two workshops to deepen your pottery experience. First, you can participate in a ceramics café-style painting workshop, during which you can personalize a piece of bisqueware. If you would prefer to get your hands dirty, try the throwing workshop under the guidance of potter and studio owner Géraldine Cyr. Please book your workshop activities early, as it will take several days to fire your pieces and you will want to make sure they are ready before the end of your visit!

Opening dates

Open year-round


May 15 to October 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 16 to May 14: please call to inquire about opening hours


Please call before visiting during the off season.

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

A member of the Artisans at Work network, La Maison du Potier is a pottery economuseum. On site, visitors can interact with artisans while watching them practise a traditional craft.
Interpretation Sites
The layout of the La Maison du Potier pottery studio has been designed to enable visitors to discover all the facets of this traditional craft by integrating interpretive panels and audiovisual material throughout the studio and boutique.
Arts and Crafts
La Maison du Potier invites you to visit its economuseum to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of traditional pottery. Learn about the many steps involved in creating a piece of pottery and take home a unique souvenir inspired by the landscapes of the Îles de la Madeleine.

How to get there

La Maison du Potier is located in the municipality of Grosse-Île, in the Old Harry area, about 50 km (30 mi.) from the ferry terminal. This pottery studio and boutique is within walking distance of Grande Échouerie Beach, the CAMI museums and the Sea Cow Path rest area.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine
  • ÉCONOMUSÉE® network

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