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Roger Capron Mid-century Ceramics and Furniture

December 19, 2014

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There’s a wonderful sense of life and spirit in the work of French artist and ceramist, Roger Capron. Who was born in 1922 in Vincennes and who died in November 2006. Roger studied Applied arts in Paris from 1939 to 1945 and became a professor of drawing in 1945.

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He discovered ceramics and settled in 1946 in Vallauris where he created the Callis workshop. Joining Robert Picault (then Jean Derval) in 1948, taking part in the rebirth of ceramics in Vallauris.

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The emblematic forms and representations of his work are stylized branches, characters, geometrical suns and reasons. His company employed 120 people in 1980, but following the economic crisis, closed in 1982.

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I love his ceramic tiled tables for their mood, style and colour.

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The sun emblems throughout his work, do in my mind, bring a sense of wellbeing and warmth to his work.

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There’s such a variety of shape and design, Roger also crafted strange little side tables, like an animal sitting at the end of your sofa !

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Galleries regularly showed his work in Germany, Canada and the USA and some of his works are on show at the National Museum of Ceramics in Sevres and at the Magnelli Museum in Vallauris.

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Beautifully painted plates and birds with wild plumes.

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In collaboration with his wife Jacotte, Capron reappeared and produced single works close to his sculptures. Check out the shoes on this lady bird !

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His work was the subject of a true passion on behalf of the collectors throughout the world, and made me smile when I stumbled across it too : ) What’s your favourite piece ?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2014 11:47 am


  2. December 19, 2014 3:56 pm

    Thanks Alison : )

  3. neatokeenetsy permalink
    December 19, 2014 6:06 pm

    Where has Roger Capron been all my life?! If you are going to make me choose just one, then I pick the plate with the bird who has his head turned toward his tail. I have the perfect spot in my kitchen for this! 😀 Fantastic post, Craig!

    • December 19, 2014 6:29 pm

      Thanks Cindy… its a tough choice isn’ it. I like the bird that is also a container and some of the sun tables. Too many to decide : )

  4. December 22, 2014 9:06 am

    Wonderful post! Thank you for all the images. Truly inspirational work!!

    • December 22, 2014 9:24 am

      Thanks Cindi, I enjoyed seeing his work for myself too.

  5. May 17, 2018 9:17 am

    I was a big fan of furniture especially ceramics. Your blog is filled with ceramics that are cute and beautiful. Very artistic would be perfect if it were displayed at home. This will be my collection at home. Thanks for sharing!

    • May 17, 2018 9:56 am

      Thanks Kino, and what a great selection to choose from too. Appreciate your comments on my blog, happy reading, Craig.

  6. Michelle permalink
    June 20, 2018 8:04 am

    I cannot believe that I wasn’t fully aware of the vast range of Roger Capron’s work! I discovered this site this morning while researching for a year 10 lesson. Fantastic content and a clean mid-century presentation too !

    • June 20, 2018 10:54 am

      Thanks Michelle, I hope your lesson goes well and I appreciate your comments too

  7. Mr dinsdale permalink
    September 26, 2018 7:43 am

    You have documented a sun face being by Roger Capron …it’s the one with the kind of spiky edges .. I too have one like this but my one is unsigned – have you any other provenance (photo’s) of the back of this item with a signature or any other provenance whereby you can help me attribute my piece – I can send you photos

    • September 26, 2018 8:22 am

      Hi Mr Dinsdale, thank you for your message. All of the imagery I have used for this post would have been taken from the internet. I have just searched on google using the words Roger Capron and Sun and have found a few images of similar tables attributed to him. What a lovely piece to have, you must be happy having it in your home. Hope that’s helpful, thanks Craig

  8. July 30, 2022 4:24 am

    Roger’s work fascinates me.iam also an artist.ilove the work of artistry he has composed.

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