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Mid-Century French Ceramic cup by Gilbert Valentin

Modernist cup by the French ceramist Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001). Valentin masterfully combines a strong red orange interior crackle glaze with a dark gritty exterior. Signed with Valentin's Les Archanges pottery logo. 50s.

Perfect condition
Height 10cm
Width 25cm
Weight 0,5kg
Signature Gilbert Valentin Les Archanges Vallauris with workshop logo


480,00 €


Gilbert Valentin ( 1928-2001 )
Son of an art ironworker, he learns the iron technique and sculpture on wood. He discovers the pottery to Dieulefit in 1946, takes course of ceramic and a training course to the earthenware factory of Luneville in 1948.
In 1950 he settles down to Vallauris and creates the pottery "les Archanges". He exhibits in Paris, Milan, New York ( 1954-55 ), then Stuttgart, Faenza. In 1960, Jean Cocteau becomes the president of the "Club des Archanges". From 1963, he settles an ironwork studio, parallel with its creations of potteries. Gilbert Valentin is one of bigger names of the pottery to Vallauris.

Bibliography: " L'âge d'or de Vallauris" by Anne Lajoix, Les éditions de l'Amateur, p.177.

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