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Gien, France
Wondering where Gien’s tin-glazed faïence gets its rustic charm? You’d have to travel back to 1821, when this iconic brand was first founded in Gien, France. Every piece of dinnerware is crafted just like it was 200 years ago, passing through the hands of 30 highly-skilled artisans as it transforms from clay to finished masterpiece. (No wonder the French government gives Gien a “Living Heritage Company” stamp of approval.)