“Is it pretentious to consider the artwork as an haiku, a so marginal poem.
This is no about ceramics but creation.
I am not interested in the enamels skills. Skills, technique, are situated before creation.
The structure maybe ? As for the skeleton, you have to add something.
Questions have been asked in a dense way.
Somehow, life has imposed.
Then, you could go from the "object situation" to the "creation situation".
“It is fundamental that beauty and meaning depend on the person who look at the piece as much as the quality of the work. The artist has the right to be misunderstood, privilege that «the official artist» refuses by his will to set up in advance the way people will perceive his work.
Modestly assuming their function, but always overflowing when they are admired, the ceramics of Jean and Jacqueline Lerat oppose the demanding nature of relationship to the whims of actuality...”
Bernard Noël, extract of the book Jean et Jacqueline Lerat, éditions Galerie Capazza
Drawing class at the School of Fine Arts of Macon
Deposit of 15 pieces to the Galerie Rouard in Paris. This cooperation on behalf of Jean Lerat then Jean and Jacqueline Lerat begin in 1959 and will continue until 1966. The result will be the sale of more than 660 ceramics.
First fair of the decorating artists, First show Les métiers d’art.
Appointment of Jacqueline at the Ceramic department of the Ecole nationale des Beaux arts of Bourges.
Trip to Venise with Maryse and Maurice Bouvet
The collaboration of Jacqueline and Jean Lerat in ceramics is considered to be among the most important in post- war France. Their teaching at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Bourges has influen- ced new generations of potters.Read more
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