Jacques Blin (1920-1995)
Moulded earthenware, glazed and with scratched decoration
8.4 x 9.0 x 18.0 cms
Incised signature J Blin to base
Blin was one of the most successful French ceramists in the post-war period. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, he became increasingly involved in ceramic manufacture, setting up a studio in Paris in the 1950s. Following success in the Sources et Courants exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, he was elected Vice-President of the Academie Internationale de la Ceramique.
This dish, with its cloudy blue-grey glaze, eccentric form and scratched pigmented decoration of a strange beast, is typical of his mature work.