was known for making lively looking amphibians and reptiles on his pieces.
This was first produced by Bernard Palissy
(1510-1590) and was so admired that in 1563 he was named King''s Inventor of rustic ceramics and in 1567 he was summoned by Catherine de Medici to decorate her palace.
Both styles of earthenware used bright colours on naturalistically moulded surfaces and, as a result, it wasn't long before they became confused under the general name of majolica, with the term Palissy
ware nowadays being kept for earthenwares encrusted with realistic snakes, lizards and crustaceans.
Kamil's extraordinary tour through Palissy
's intellectual world is luxurious and problematic simultaneously.
Attributed to Bernard Palissy
(French, 1510?-1590), Oval Basin, about 1550, lead-glazed earthenware, 19 x 14 1/2" (48.2 x 36.8 cm).
This is the first edition since 1888 of Bernard Palissy
's complete works and it includes the only fully annotated version of his Discours admirables.
was a French Huguenot potter and self-taught naturalist who developed his interest in minerals independently in a different way.
It is also worth mentioning the influence of the French potter Bernard Palissy
who lived in France 1515-1590.
(circa 1510-1590) was an independently-minded individual who happened also to be a potter.
As with any serious study among the art disciplines, Korakas has trawled throughout history to seek out and understand like-minded travellers, so it comes as no surprise that she lists Bernard Palissy
(1510 - 1590) the illustrious French potter and the inventor of Rustic ware, as an indelible inspiration.
Two of these were borrowed from museum collections: one, a bowl with salamanders, snakes, leaves, and flowers cast by sixteenth-century French ceramicist Bernard Palissy
; the other piece represented a group of fishermen pulling their bounty to shore in a vagina-shaped net.
Philippe Glardon, Frank Lestringant, and Anne-Marie Beaulieu, editors, respectively, of Pierre Belon du Mans's Histoire de la nature des oyseaux (1555), Bernard Palissy
's Recette veritable (1563) and Lancelot Voisin de la Popeliniere's Les trois mondes (1582) offer texts that prove Ceard's hypotheses.