It is in the oldest ceramic workshop of Aubagne that Louis Sicard designed and created the first ceramic cicada in 1895. Sicard went on to become known as the "Father of Cicadas".
Louis Sicard was a master potter and sculptor and created ceramic decorations with olive branches, fish, figurines, and other famous designs such as the "seedling" in 1925 which still decorates the beautiful tables of Provence to this day.
The Louis Sicard potteries carefully selects white clay and use traditional methods to shape, cast and throw the pottery by hand. They still use a traditional foot powered turning wheel dating from the mid-19th century to throw their dishes.
The Amy family (Provencal figurine makers since 1966), is keeping Louis Sicard's famous heritage and work alive since 1972, in the original 18th century stone building, in the heart of Aubagne in Provence.
Louis Sicard ceramics and famous cicadas are an authentic symbol of our dear Provence.