French Glazed Ceramic Woman with Arms Raised by Jacques Pouchain (circa 1960s)
Glazed ceramic woman (circa 1960s) by Jacques Pouchain (1925-2005). This is a delightful, figurative art pottery vase modelled as a woman with her arms upraised and hands clutching the sides of her head. She has a conical wheel thrown body, elongated neck, simplified yet expressive facial features, and a brushed white enamel glaze with brown tones. L'atelier Dieulefit inscribed to base, which is the city in which the artist's studio was located. In good overall condition. Stamped: 'L'Atelier Dieulefit' also inscribed along with initials 'JP'. Upon request a video of the piece will be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Pouchain (1925-2005) left Paris and gave up his architectural training in the 1950s for the South of France to devote himself to art and his pottery studio at Dieulefit. He produced highly personal work and more commercial pieces as well. His habit of applying a white over-glaze to decoration engraved in manganese oxide revealed a modern approach to pottery. In the early days, familiar animals were recurrent themes in his work. He began making large, abstract pieces in the 1960s before developing the themes of femininity and fertility in the 1970s (ref: 'French Pottery of the 50s' by Pierre Staudenmeyer). His pieces are engraved or stamped "Atelier Dieulefit." More personal pieces also bear the initials 'JP'. He is an institutionally recognized painter, sculptor, and ceramicist and has been featured in many major art museums including the Museum of Modern Art of Paris.
H 21 cm / 8.3"
W 7 cm / 2.8"