Large ceramic cup Gilbert Valentin "Les Archanges" Vallauris

Large free-form ceramic cup by Gilbert Valentin pottery “Les Archanges “in Vallauris, stylised  flower enameled orange, yellow and red on a black grainy background. 1950s.
Perfect condition
Length 37cm Width 19cm Height 6cm
Signature on the back G. Valentin Les Archanges Vallauris


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Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001)
Son of an artistic ironworker, he learned the iron technique and that of woodcarving.He discovered pottery in Dieulefit in 1946, followed ceramics lessons and did an internship at the Luneville earthenware factory in 1948. It was in 1950 that he moved to Vallauris and founded the Archangels pottery . He will exhibit in Paris, Milan, New York (1954-55), then Stuttgart, Faenza. In 1960, Jean Cocteau became the president of the Club des Archangels. In 1962, he exhibited his white prints in Brussels. From 1963, he set up a workshop for working iron, in parallel with his pottery creations. It is one of the biggest names in pottery in Vallauris. Bibliography: "The golden age of Vallauris" by Anne Lajoix, Les éditions de l'Amateur, page 177.

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