Cabinet of Curiosities
Cabinets of curiosities fascinated people of the 16th and 17th centuries. From crocodiles, minerals, and corals to paintings, ivory trophies, measuring instruments, and incredible automata, it was a glimpse into a world full of natural wonders and treasures that aimed to reflect the order of the universe. This magnificent volume takes us through the world’s most beautiful collections, into the Medici treasury or the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) of Dresden, and offers no less than a brief cultural history of the miraculous. Photographs by Massimo Listri.
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- Cabinet of Curiosities
- Price: $150.00
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Meet the maker
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.
Jean's son, Jean-Jacques, added to the studio’s reputation for innovation by creating the first sample of a “trompe l’oeil” varnish on ceramics. He became a specialist in replicating the patterns and colors of fabrics onto clay and the workshop thrived.
Jean-Jacques’s son, François, took the lead in 2007. After years of training with a master turner and sculptor as well as tutelage from his father, Francois has continued the studio’s success with inspiration from both his father and grandfather contributing to his innovative style.