Grand Feu Art Pottery was a ceramics manufacturer in California.
Active c1912—16, Grand Feu Art Pottery, was founded in California by Cornelius Brauckman. Its output was of high quality and aesthetically distinctive. Generically, grand feu is ceramic ware fired at 2500°F (1400°C), maturing its body and glaze simultaneously. Grand feu is both porcelain and gres, and Grand Feu Art Pottery specialises in the latter. Calling its wares ‘Gres-Cerame,’ Grand Feu produced a vitrified body that was neither pure nor translucent. Brauckman did not apply colour, relying instead on the natural effects produced by an interaction of heat and glaze. His wares are considered on the highest level of those made in the USA.
Brauckman received a gold medal at the 1915 San Diego ‘Panama- California Exposition’. His work was shown at 1916 ‘Los Angeles ‘Annual Arts and Crafts Salon.’
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Lucie Rie (1902 – 1995) British Ceramicist
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Susie Cooper (1902 – 1995) British ceramicist and designer
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Adelaide Robineau (1865 – 1929) an American Ceramicist
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Fujina – Japanese Folk Pottery
Fujina pottery is made at Matsue, Shimane. 19th-century products include bluish-green tea bowls and white, yellow, or bluish-green domestic pottery. Later urban work promotes folk art.
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) British wood engraver & ceramicist
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Slipware Pottery – what is it?
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Eureka Pottery – American Ceramics manufacturer
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Michael Cardew (1901 – 1983) British Ceramicist
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Grand Feu Art Pottery – California
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Edward Lycett (1833 – 1910) British-American Ceramicist
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Faience Manufacturing Company – the heart of American ceramics
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Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) British Painter and Ceramicist
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Ceramics a gift from the ancients
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Arzberg Porcelain – prestigious German design
Arzberg is regarded as one of the most prestigious porcelain design houses in the world. The definition of good design. Arzberg combines aesthetics, functionality, and durability.
Blue-dash charger – Design Object
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Thrown Pottery and the pottery wheel
A leading development in the world of craft and design that took some time to
Christian Joachim (1870 – 1943) Danish Ceramicist restrained neo-classical forms
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Suehari Fukami (b.1947) Japanese Studio Potter
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Edward Taylor (1838 – 1912) and Ruskin Pottery
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Jonina Gudhnadottir (b.1943) Icelandic Ceramicist
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Alexandre Bigot (1862 – 1927) French Ceramicist
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Joseph and Pierre Moughin – French ceramicists
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Gien Pottery Factory – Traditional Earthenwares
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Rut Bryk (1916 – 1999) Swedish ceramicist/graphic/textile designer
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Mintons – British Ceramics Firm
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Ceramics by Lee Yun Hee
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New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture
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Shoji Hamada (1894 – 1978) Japanese Potter
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Kari Christensen (1938 – 1997) Norwegian Ceramicist
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Émile Diffloth (1856 – 1933) French ceramicist
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Stig Lindberg (1916 – 1982) – Swedish Ceramic, Designer, Painter
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Taxile Maxmilien Doat (1851 – 1938) – French ceramicist
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Lucien Levy Dhurmer (1865 – 1953) a French Ceramicist
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Lino Sabattani (1925 – 2016) Italian Metal Smith
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Anders B. Liljefors (1923 – 1970) Swedish Ceramicist
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Michael Boehm (b.1944) German Glassware and Ceramics Designer
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Yūsuke Aida (1931 – 2015) – Japanese ceramics & industrial designer
Yūsuke Aida (1931-2015) – Japanese ceramics designer and industrial designer. He studied town planning at Chiba University and ceramics under Ken Miyanohara.
Sgraffito – Design Term
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Charles John Noke (1858 – 1941) British ceramicist
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Marblehead Pottery (1904 – 1936) an American Pottery
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Helen Boehm, the Princess of Porcelain
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Lorinda Epply (1874 – 1951) American ceramicist
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William Bower Dalton (1868 – 1965) British watercolourist and potter
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Porcelain Bowls Made with Balloons
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Nora Gulbrandsen (1894 – 1978) Norwegian Designer
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British Studio Ceramics a Short History
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Valerie Wieselthier (1896 – 1945) Austrian-American ceramic artist
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Josiah Wedgwood British Ceramics Manufacturer
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John Adams (1882 – 1953) British Ceramicist and Designer
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