Folon made several forays into the art of ceramics. The first was in 1981. The work in question was Magic City, a huge composition measuring 14 metres long by 3.40 metres high. It consists of 1,980 tiles in subtle and precise shades. He was commissioned to create it for the head office of the Crédit Communal bank, just a stone’s throw from Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral (Brussels). The work was recently removed, but will be installed in its new home at the Montgomery Metro Station by 2027. It also exists in a smaller, signed and numbered version.
Folon returned to ceramics later, in the early 2000s, this time producing different types of creations: vases, dishes, water gourds, plates, and also sculptures. The pieces were created at La Tuilerie in Treigny, in the Yonne département of France, under the supervision of Francis Delille and Jean-Marie Foubert, who checked them for conformity. The pieces are signed and numbered, with numbers decided by the artist.
Folon also created several decorative plates, all signed and numbered, for Richard Ginori and Pillivuyt.