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Mid Century ceramic bowl by Jacques Blin, France

$ 1,100
  • Description
    Matt glazed ceramic bowl by Jacques Blin depicting stylized birds. This bowl is in his signature colourway anddisplays his typical motif.

    Jacques Blin began making pottery in the late 1940s and his early work made use of modeling techniques, as well as slip casting and stamping, before moving on to wheel throwing. On many of these pieces he painted abstract shapes on a matt white ground.After 1959, he began etching on dry clay before the first firing, later applying oxides and glaze. With the painter Jean Rustin, Blin developed this extremely innovative technique. These deeply incised and bold etchings chiefly depicted stylized animals, imaginary birds, and scenes from daily life, recalling the pottery of ancient Crete, cave paintings, and graffiti. His iconographic repertoire, drawing on epic themes like creation, should be seen in the context of the myths and ideologies of the postwar period.
    He employed colored monochrome backgrounds treated with cloudy effects. After 1989 his work noticeably changed and became more classic, the design was simplified and less dense and the shape itself became more sculptural. Blin’s wife Catherine assisted with the glazing, which took on a hazy appearance. He first exhibited his pieces at the Maison de la Chimie and the Salon des Métiers d’art à la Porte de Versailles in 1954 as well as at the second Salon des céramistes et des métiers d’arts de France and also regularly exhibited at the esteemed Salon des artists décorateurs and Salon des Tuileries and won the gold medal at the Prague Exposition Internationale de la céramique contemporaine (1962) and the silver metal at the Société des Artistes Français (1966). In addition to exhibiting his work Blin promoted pottery through his writing (notably articles in “La Céramique moderne”) and as vice-president of the Académie internationale de la céramique. In 1970 he became president of the French employers’ federation of potters and studios (Chambre Syndicale des Céramistes et Ateliers d’Art), and during this period often served on the jury at the Vallauris Biennale.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: signature to base, see images.
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: ceramic
    Condition: Good. good original condition
    Creation Date: circa 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern
    Patterns: Abstract, Animal/Insects
    Incollect Reference #: 682840
  • Dimensions
    H. 3.74 in; Diam. 8.66 in;
    H. 9.5 cm; Diam. 22 cm;
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