The article discusses the influence of painter Pablo Picasso on the town of Vallauris in southern France. Picasso lived in Vallauris with his family during the period 1948-1955. In Vallauris, Picasso created experimental ceramic forms for plates, dishes, jars, and bottles that were exhibited at the Madoura Pottery. Most of Picasso's ceramic themes displayed bull-fights, birds, and women. The town of Vallauris has not been spared from the effects of the recession but remains a strategic centre for modern art ceramics.
Author : Pippa Jane Wielgos. January/February 2010.