Élisabeth Joulia, ‘'Grand caillou'’, 1983, Phillips

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Signature: Incised on the lower edge *Joulia/83*.

Joulia: céramiques, sculptures: 1950-1983', Musée de Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, October-November 1983
'Collection Fina Gomez, 30 ans de céramique contemporaine', Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, 12 March-23 June 1991
'Céramiques Contemporaines de la Collection Fina Gomez', Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, 19 October 1995-5 February 1996

Joulia: céramiques, sculptures: 1950-1983, exh. cat., Musée de Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, 1983, illustrated p. 28, cat. 214
Yvonne Brunhammer, et al., Collection Fina Gomez, 30 ans de céramique contemporaine, exh. cat., Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, 1991, illustrated p. 101, cat. no. 110

Fina Gomez, acquired from the artist, 1983
Thence by descent to the present owner

About Élisabeth Joulia

In the period following World War II, French ceramic artist Elisabeth Joulia joined a group of avant-garde potters working in the village of La Borne. Led by Jean and Jacqueline Lerat, these artists looked beyond the utilitarian to create ceramics that stood alone as works of art. Finding inspiration in the land around La Borne as well as the region’s long history of pottery making, Joulia created organically inspired pieces with raw finishes.

French, 1925-2003, based in La Borne, France