Philippe Lambercy

1919Born in Yverdon
Trained as a moulder-decorator at the Swiss School of Ceramics in Chavannes - Renens, he worked until 1952 as a decorator and freelance artist in various industrial companies in German-speaking Switzerland. He worked with Mario Mascarin and Edouard Chapallaz, among others, and continued his artistic training at the Schools of Arts and Crafts in Zurich and Basel.
1952-79Considered one of the pioneers of ceramic research in Switzerland, Philippe Lambercy was in charge of the ceramics section at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva. From then on, he worked to revolutionise the conception and teaching of ceramics by freeing it from its utilitarian constraints. His artistic and pedagogical concepts earned him recognition in Switzerland and abroad.
1957Sets up his workshop in Confignon near Geneva
1964-85Makes works related to architecture, wall compositions and bas-reliefs placed in several public and private buildings.
Founder of the Community of Swiss Ceramists (later Swiss Ceramic Association), Philippe Lambercy has been awarded many prizes and distinctions, including the Quadrennial Prize for Plastic Arts of the city of Geneva in 1979. Philippe Lambercy has presented his work in more than one hundred individual and group exhibitions in Switzerland, Europe, Japan and China.
2005The Ariana Museum in Geneva devotes a major retrospective exhibition to him.


1969Ariana Museum, Geneva
1981Daniel Sarver Gallery, Paris
1983Kunstgewerbeschule, Bern. Hetzens Museum, Düsseldorf
1989School of Applied Arts, Geneva
1994Musée des Arts Appliqués, Lausanne
1995Stadtmuseum, Hüfingen
1999Ariana Museum, Geneva
2000Zofingen Kunsthaus
2001Kunstforum, Kirchberg
2002Daniel Sarver Gallery, Paris
2004-05Guangdong Museum of Art, Canton

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Philippe Lambercy Ceramic vase
Ceramic vase

Rare ceramic vase of the master Philippe Lambercy, glaze iron reduction "Tenmoku" this piece from the first peri...