In 1920 he left his studio in Versoix
(SWITZERLAND) for Paris and got involved in 1921 in the Journal of Amédée
OZENFANT and LE CORBUSIER : The New Spirit. He took part in the Autumn
Salons from 1927 et in the Artists Decorators Salons from 1931. In 1934 he
settled in Seattle where he retired from the Fine Arts Department of Washington
University in 1959.
Though an excellent thrower, it was not through the richness and the command of his enamels that he became
his fame, but as soon as 1925 through his modern shapes, the architectural
approach or the sculptural aspect of his vases, which marked the beginning of
the famous black-glazed clays. His career, totally unique, was then totally
original among the 20 century ceramists.