Varages is a village in Haut Var in Provence Verte, located near Verdon. The village has the distinction of being perched on a tufa rock created by the Millennium deposit of limestone from the sources of Fontvieille.
The village's history is marked by earthenware. The faience industry was born in the late 17th century and fully developed in the eighteenth. In 1789, there were eight factories and five mills varnish whose activity is added to the potters. The beautiful pieces preserved in various museums (Sevres, Limoges, Aix, Marseille ...) attest to the quality of production as the talent of the painters of the time. The upheavals of the Revolution, the fashion of porcelain, and competition from the North sounded the death knell for pottery luxury. Varages adapts by producing commercial products, usually in white. The arrival of the train South France saved the factories that using electricity is mechanized.
Today, the potters of Varages are always present on the world market. In the shadow of the factory and from the school of ceramics, flower again we see the craftsmanship that honors three hundred years of unbroken tradition, reviving the beautiful productions of the past centuries.