(b 1857; d 1940). French potter. As a young man he made architectural ornaments (principally tiles) in a ceramics factory near Beauvais. In 1887 he moved to Paris to assume responsibility for the Haviland studio of Ernest Chaplet; he specialized in stoneware vases with high-temperature flambé glazes, often decorated with Persian motifs. In 1894 he moved to Armentières, where he began to make porcelain as well as stoneware. In 1904 he stopped designing pottery that could be reproduced, and thereafter only made unique pieces. His glazes were an important influence on the work of the American potter William Henry Grueby.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.