✤ Artisan Highlight: Jean Roger ✤
After establishing his first studio in 1947, Roger set out to create pieces belying the heaviness associated with works of clay. It is this idea of making the heavy seem light that led to his cabbage tableware, tulip and flame candle holders, lamps, vases, and decorative objects in the shape of palm trees and pineapples.
✤ Hand-crafted Ceramics ✤
Jean Roger’s aesthetic lives on in the hand-crafted ceramics of his grandson Francois who creates pieces with a playful nod to history. Located in the heart of Paris since 1971, this studio has had three generations of ceramists at the wheel.
✤ Francois Roger ✤
" I'm always looking for new ways to challenge myself and the material. I want to push myself while working with the traditional values of Jean Roger. [Taking] inspirations from nature, exoticism, with a nod to the 1950s — but not too much. "
Inspired by ancient Chinese sculptures, Roger created the famous green frog.
✤ More Jean Roger Pieces ✤
In addition to new pieces, Casa Branca also carries a selection of antique Jean Roger pieces. Shop the selection in store at our Palm Beach showroom or online at casabranca.com.