For this newsletter, we are pleased to present 12 beautiful ceramics by 4 major 20th-century artists.
Mario Mascarin ( 1901-1966 ) began his research around 1936, in Mutenz. Considered one of Switzerland's pioneers in the field of high-temperature glazes. Philippe Lambercy, Edouard Chapallaz and many others worked in Mario Mascarin's studio.
Edouard Chapallaz, born in Yverdon-les-Bains (1921 - 2016), is one of the leading specialists in high-temperature enamels, and more specifically in the use of copper oxide, the famous "Sang de boeuf" copper red. He has won numerous awards in Europe and Asia.
Brother Daniel de Montmollin, born in Switzerland in 1921, the same year as his colleague E. Chapallaz. He is also a great researcher and theorist in the field of high temperatures and, more specifically, plant ash glazes. He began his research in 1952, the year he met Philippe Lambercy. Lives and works in Taizé, France.
Last actor, René Ben Lisa born in Marseille ( 1926 - 1995 ). After studying painting at the Beaux Arts, he turned to ceramics in 1946. Daniel de Montmollin, Philippe Lambercy and René Ben Lisa discussed their respective research at length, resulting in a collection of letters, published in the book "Propos d'un céramiste ».
The 12 pieces on offer are signed. They are all in excellent condition, with no restorations. They can be viewed in our gallery, by appointment.