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Ceramique 1900

Léon POINTU (1879-1942) - France

A ceramist at St Amand en Puisaye, he gradually pursued his father Jean POINTU’s pottery in 1918. Deeply influenced by the latter one, he used the same processes which he developed at his death by creating new recipes for enameling, new shapes, and using an oven with reversed flames ensuring better results. If some pieces can be mistaken for some of his father’s, he let himself be tempted by bright colours, yellow ochre, emerald green, dark blue or pistachio-green. He achieved magnificent enamels "snake-skin" and exploited gold and silver oxides. Careless of being in the great national exhibitions, he took part in the exhibitions in Nevers from 1921 where he was regularly successful. For being a great or too great admirer of his father’s work, the recognition of his own work has suffered, but it enabled to make more definite the style of the POINTU family.