The history of Bernardaud Pocelain began in 1863 in Limoges, France, a region possessing kaolin, fresh water and forests, which are all needed to make porcelain.
The Chinese had already been using kaolin, a very malleable white clay, for centuries to make porcelain that was remarkably robust, yet delicate with its own iridescent transparency. With the discovery of kaolin in France, the manufacture of European porcelain ware became possible. The original Bernardaud Porcelain workshop employed an apprentice named Leonard Bernardaud who eventually created a family dynasty using innovative processes for the creation of world-renowned porcelain goods.
Today, besides the iconic Limoges porcelain table service, Bernardaud Porcelain offers exquisite votive lights.