Jean Luce glass bowl,sold

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Jean Luce glass bowl

Signed Art Deco glass bowl by Jean Luce

Paris 1865-1964.

Perfect state of preservation.

Translucent solid glass with signature of the artist’s monogram.

Literature comparison: René Chavance, Les verreries de Jean Luce, “Art et Décoration”, Paris, January 1928

Height: 10 cm | Diameter : 38 cm center

Jean Luce glass bowl

Jean Luce was a French artisan, painter, ceramicist, and writer who lived in the 20th century. He was born on June 22, 1895, in Paris and died on May 29, 1964, in Vaucresson, Hauts-de-Seine.

Luce studied at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris and then completed an internship with the ceramicist Charles-Jean L’Hermitte in Bouffioulx, Belgium. There, he learned about ceramic techniques and firing. After returning to Paris, he worked as an art critic for various magazines, including L’Art Vivant and L’Art d’Aujourd’hui.

In the 1930s, Luce moved to La Borne, a village near Bourges in central France known for its ceramics production. Together with his wife Jacqueline Luce, who was also a ceramicist, he built his own kiln and began producing his own ceramics. Luce experimented with various types of clay and firing techniques and developed his own style that was influenced by traditional La Borne ceramics but also incorporated modern elements.

Luce also wrote several books about ceramics, including “La Céramique en France au XXe siècle” (Ceramics in France in the 20th Century) and “La Poterie” (Pottery). He was also a pioneer in the use of electric kilns in ceramics production and an important representative of the so-called “studio ceramics” movement in France.

Overall, Jean Luce was an important representative of 20th-century ceramic art and through his experiments and writings, he had a lasting impact on ceramics production in France.

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