Jerome Massier had an atelier in Vallauris in the 1960s and was known for making woven basket shaped ceramic bowls. They can be displayed as they are, or used as a fruit bowl or table centerpiece. Several Jerome Massier pieces are currently available.
Excerpt translated from Le Journal Mr Expert.
The Massier family is a dynasty of ceramists whose origins date back to the French Revolution. They participated in the renaissance of the ceramics of Vallauris.
Clément Massier (1844-1917) is the founder of modern ceramics in Vallauris. He was initiated into pottery by an Italian ceramic master. The latter taught him several techniques, including the enameled earthenware which made the Massier renowned.
The Massier businesses were led by the Brothers Clément and Delphin (1836-1907) as well as their cousin Jérôme (1850-1926). Points of sale were opened in their region, but also in Germany and England where they became the suppliers of the Crown.
Approx. overall 13" diameter 3½" high
Approx. overall 33cm diameter 9cm high