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Post by tenpot on June 28th 2015, 9:42 am

I think individual studio potteres deserve their own thread
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Post by dantheman on June 28th 2015, 11:17 am

all of them?? Shock

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by NaomiM on June 28th 2015, 12:36 pm

tenpot wrote:I think individual studio potteres deserve their own thread


That would be nice but unfortunately the Vallauris studios are far too many and the thread too complex to split it up now. I will, however, go through it and , where there is one, put the potter's names in the title of each post so they are searchable.

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by tenpot on June 28th 2015, 3:25 pm

no other potteries are lumped together on one thread due to location it could be a gradual process leaving the vallauris thread as it is but forming new ones
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by dantheman on June 28th 2015, 3:31 pm

anyone can start threads Paul but I'll start the 3 that I mentioned and move the existing material that relates to them

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Robert Picault

Post by dantheman on June 28th 2015, 3:37 pm



Robert Picault

Robert Picault was born in 1919 and after studying ceramics at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris moved, at the end of World War Two, to Vallauris where, with Roger Capron, he founded the Atelier Callis in 1946. Two years later he set up his own pottery in the Chemin du Fournas.

He was a friend, colleague and next-door-neighbour to Pablo Picasso, and the two learnt from each other aspects of the other's specialities. Picault was also an accomplished cinematographer and photographer, and made a series of four short films with Picasso and leading show-business personalities of the fifties.

He used copper oxide and iron oxide in his glazes, and the bulk of his work is characterised by green and brown motifs on a white background.

Picault died in 2000.


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Post by dantheman on June 28th 2015, 3:48 pm

I have now started the 3 threads Paul but please add as many as you like Most Excellent
I have always liked the pottery from that area so I'll enjoy reading any new info.

Oh Picasso!! Doh!

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by big ed on August 2nd 2015, 7:28 am



Don't know much about Pierre Jourdan , but a nicely made little pot .

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by lagart on August 11th 2015, 7:45 pm

Hi, a great family of potters is Pierre Jourdan
Associate in 1906 to Alfred Massier & Jean Narbon d'Honoré to form Alfred Massier Society dissolved in 1910 sold to Jerome Massier fils
http://www.labergerie-vallauris.com/photos/jourdan-pierre

Very nice piece . bye man
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by hercules brabazon on September 9th 2015, 2:44 pm

Little bowl with handle:
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Vallauris Fish Plate.

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Not my usual choice of ceramics, but I do enjoy fish and other animals when used to decorate



 
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Gustave Reynaud

Post by NaomiM on May 26th 2016, 11:46 pm

Gustave Reynaud


Gustave Reynaud (1915-1972) founded the pottery Le Mûrier (Mulberry Tree) in Vallauris in 1955 and produced crockery designed by his brother-in-law Jean Derval as well as vases, wall plaques and anthropomorphic jugs.  He also worked with the potter JF Descombes and decorator Michel Barbier. Olivier Roy worked at the studio for 18 months.  After Reynaud's death, his wife ran the pottery until 1984.  






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Vallauris Robert Picault Large Jug

Post by PotteryHunter on July 19th 2016, 12:47 pm



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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by dantheman on July 24th 2016, 3:09 pm

http://yesicannes.com/24th-biennale-internationale-de-vallauris-32065/

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Post by NaomiM on January 24th 2017, 5:29 pm

Vallauris Cockerel Wall Plate








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Le Vaucour table lamps

Post by slopingsteve on January 28th 2017, 12:01 pm

Have we got a thread for le Vaucour?


Boat shape no 434
Goose no 97

It is a while since I posted my Dali-esque photo of my swan lamp (on a mirror table) reflecting a shy baby elephant. I have had the boat shape base for a long time but I have only just found the time to fit the shade. It is an original shade but not, I think, from this particular boat shape. I would have preferred a slightly longer and taller shade but they are so hard to find these days that I am happy to make do with this one for now.

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by slopingsteve on January 28th 2017, 6:10 pm

PS Tenpot: Do you know if there is any literature specifically covering Le Vaucour either as a stand-alone or as part of another publication?

PPS Rita: Having just reviewed the Vallauris thread, I think we must be twins separated at birth......Well, stranger things have happened, just look at the USA
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by tenpot on January 29th 2017, 4:46 pm

le Vaucour dosent get a mention in most books only one I have is jc Martin's book he says Marino Le Vaucour 1950s Vallauris Claude Vayssier worked for him for a while
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by slopingsteve on January 29th 2017, 5:28 pm

Thanks for the reply. I have got to say that not everyone holds his work in such high esteem as I do; my wife, for example. The little goose/swan has taken nearly ten years to grow on her, but now she says she quite likes it. That is why I thought I might be able to "introduce" the boat shape. I am hoping that, by the time she finally accepts the boat, Le Vaucour's star will be in the ascendancy having been on the Antiques Roadshow or somesuch.
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by slopingsteve on March 2nd 2017, 6:24 pm

I perhaps ought to clarify that the table that the lamps are standing on is a fold-out side table/coffee table and not a fold out dinner table, lest you are led to assume that the lamps are about three feet tall (and weigh 25kg each). It's a nice little table, quite arts-and-craftsy, and I'm very fond of it.
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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by CKeramik on April 5th 2017, 6:56 pm

I own these two vases, both marked with Vallauris, but from different potteres. Anybody know who made these? The "Vallauris" on the first is very hard to read on the photo, but you can read it when you hold the vase against light.



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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by NaomiM on April 12th 2017, 9:55 pm

There are a lot of examples of Vallauris on this thread, and I think some links to potters marks. All I can suggest is looking through it for similar examples

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Re: Vallauris (South of France)

Post by slopingsteve on September 9th 2017, 12:46 pm





I like Vallauris and if I see it at the boot sale I tend to buy it providing the seller doesn't know what it is and has it priced as "Gaudy old tat" or somesuchlike.
The small ramekin like pots are tiny copies of the large Marmites that crop up, so might be Marmitettes ( good name for a band!). Wonderfully simple, with the terracotta body and terracotta glaze, but feel old and sophisticated somehow, even though they are not. Marked AEGITNA, which I haven't researched as yet.
Great for olives and small nibbles at a party, I suppose, even though I would be on tenterhooks.......
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