Taxile Doat


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(b 1851; d >1938). French potter. From 1877 to 1905 he was employed as a designer by Sèvres Porcelain Factory, for which he created sophisticated floral and figural designs in the Art Nouveau style that he introduced to the factory. From 1892 he also had his own studio in Paris. Doat's display pieces were often decorated with fine enamels; his individualistic medallions were made with the pâte-sur-pâte technique. His vases often took the form of gourds. From 1909 to 1914 Doat taught ceramics at the University City Pottery (St Louis, MO), where his pupils included Adelaide Alsop Robineau, who translated Doat's treatise Grand Feu Ceramics.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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