Madoura Pottery

How Ceramics Put a Smile Back on Picasso’s Face

April 14, 2015

Lot 150, Pablo Picasso, Fish Service, 1947

Picasso’s ceramics are colorful, vibrant, and a delight for the eye to behold. Postwar, the artist found pleasure in painting and molding pottery in the South of France at the Madoura Pottery workshop. Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present Lot 150, a full Fish Service (26 pieces) produced in 1947, the year the artist began to devote much of his time to ceramics.

Pablo Picasso Ceramics & Madoura Pottery

September 22, 2010

In 1946, while vacationing in the south of France, Pablo Picasso decided to visit Vallauris, a small village known for its collection of potters who had relocated after World War II. He was so entranced by their annual exhibition that he abandoned his summer vacation to work side by side with the Vallauris potters at the Madoura Pottery workshop. […]