Ceramic designed by Jean Cartier – Vase from the Skimo series, circa 1972

Limited series of Beauce ceramic designed and drawn by Jean Cartier – Vase from the Skimo series circa 1972.

Fine Beauce ceramic earthenware vase with brown and black glaze and embossed decoration of canoes and fish signed and bears model number and manufacturer mark on the bottom.

Model number: C-109 and producer mark: Beauce

Dimensions: 25.5 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm – 10 x 10 x 10 in.

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Jean CARTIER (1924 – 1996)

Jean Cartier, born in 1924 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and died in 1996, is a Quebec Canadian ceramicist.

A graduate of the Montreal École du meuble (Furniture School) in 1949, Jean Cartier learned ceramics from Pierre-Aimé Normandeau. During a stay in Paris and France from 1949 to 1951, he attended the studio of master ceramicist Jean Besnard.

After his studies in Montreal and Paris, he embarked on a brilliant career, in cooperation with Jordi Bonet and Claude Vermette among others. He made the wall decorations for the Cadillac and Papineau metro stations in Montreal.

He then became a professor at the School of Furniture, the Institute of Applied Arts and the Canadian Handicraft Guild.

He also founded a workshop-school which will be attended by more than 40 students, including Jordi Bonet. In 1959, Cartier traveled to Sweden where he enrolled in the Stockholm School of Applied Arts and visited a large number of workshops and ceramic and glass industries.

In addition, he made a fountain in concrete, glass and steel, named “La Giboulée” at the Cité du Havre Montreal; for Expo 67!

The said fountain is still there but threatened and abandoned!

He was later appointed principal designer of the Céramique de Beauce cooperative from 1970 to 1974.

In 1974, he taught ceramics at Cégep de Trois-Rivières.

Sources: Wikipedia and archives

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