The Massier family of potters established potteries in Vallauris-Golfe Juan, France, with Jacques Massier (1801-71) followed by his sons Clement and Delphin and their cousin Jerome. They are regarded as the playing a pivotal role in establishing Vallauris as a centre of excellence in the field of artist and decorative art pottery. A legacy that continues today, through the like of Pablo Picasso at Madoura to The International Biennial of Ceramic Arts;held at the Castle museum.
There were 3 separate factories, each run by a different member of the family. They created the best art nouveau art pottery made in France, including monumental architectural majolica and the famed iridescent lustre glazes, now valued so highly. Click here for the family tree.
Clément Massier (1844-1917)
Delphin Massier (1836-1907)
Jérôme Massier (1850-1926)
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