Glazed stoneware by Jean Carriès

Jean-Joseph CarrièsCirca 1890

Musée des arts et métiers

Musée des arts et métiers

After a modest upbringing as an orphan in Lyon, Jean Carriès achieved success with the first sculptures he sent to the Paris Salons. He discovered Japanese ceramics at the Universal Exposition in 1878 and ten years later, his income now assured, decided to devote himself entirely to glazed stoneware. With Paul Gauguin, he learnt his craft from the ceramicist Ernest Chaplet then left Paris for Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, a village in the Nièvre region known for its siliceous clay. His first glazed stoneware pieces were reproductions of his sculptures. He also produced masks and unusual animals influenced by Gothic and Japanese art. He decorated these unique pots and vases with superimposed glazes and drips, occasionally heightened with a gilt border. They were donated to the museum by the ceramicist Émile Grittel in 1934.

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  • Title: Glazed stoneware by Jean Carriès
  • Creator: Jean Carriès
  • Date: Circa 1890
  • Date Created: Circa 1890
  • Location: France
  • Provenance: Musée des arts et métiers
  • Contributor: Author: Anne-Laure Carré. English translation: David Wharry
  • Inventory number: Vase with silver drips, Inv. 16792-0001 ; Vase with pink drips, Inv. 16792-0003 ; Vase with gilt rim, Inv. 16792-0004 ; Pot-bellied vase with pink drips, Inv. 16792-0011
  • Credits: © Musée des arts et métiers-Cnam/photo Sylvain Pelly


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