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Auguste DELAHERCHE (1857-1940) - France

In 1883, Auguste DELAHERCHE made his first stonewares with salt, influenced by the traditional pottery of his native town, Beauvais. On October 4 1887, he bought Ernest CHAPLET’s studio (1835-1909) on 153 Blomet Street in Paris, which enabled him to share with him his experiences on glazed earthenware. The Universal Exhibition in 1889 in Paris granted him a gold medal and recognition. In 1894 he went back to Armantieres, near Beauvais, to carry on his researches at a place called "Red Sands" and he was again rewarded at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. 1904 saw the beginning of his problems, despite the making of superb white chinaware with pierced decorations around 1910. DELAHERCHE’s work is unique, intimistic, entirely devoted to research, very far from exuberance, which led him to be called "the stoneware poet". It is rather meant for an initiate public, despite more decorative works like big glazed pieces red-covered, big decorative plates with opalescent play of colours, magnificently decorated flaked vases, or his famous vases with peacock feathers unfortunately too rare.