Former tram station

DRY

Former tram station
Former tram station

Descriptive

Built in 1914, the Dry station was abandoned in 1934 when the line, competing with the bus service, was finally closed. This tramway line, which travelled 13 km in the Loiret, was entirely electric and far ahead of its time: traction was carried out by means of a single-phase electric network with an industrial frequency. This former station housed the workshop of the ceramist Yoland Cazenove (1914-2009). In 1953, this artist looked for a place to build his potter’s oven in Dry where his wife Gabrielle, a teacher, had just been named. The mayor of the municipality puts at his disposal the land of the small disused station. It is there that he will realize all his work recognized as that of one of the best ceramists of our time.

Did you know ? Cette ancienne gare a abrité l’atelier d’un céramiste hors du commun : Yoland Cazenove (1914-2009). En effet, alors que, en 1953, cet artiste recherche un endroit pour construire son four de potier à Dry où son épouse Gabrielle, institutrice, vient d’être nommée, le maire de la commune met à sa disposition le terrain de la petite gare désaffectée. C’est là qu’il va réaliser l’ensemble de son oeuvre reconnue comme celle de l’un des meilleurs céramistes de notre temps.

Contact and location

Former tram station
45370 DRY

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