Vintage Maurice Chalvignac Art Pottery on Teak Wall Plaques 1960s Quebec Canada. Chalvignac Ceramic Wall Art, Mid Century Ceramic Mosaic Wall Plaques by Maurice Chalvignac. 2 Rare Mid- century pottery mosaic wall plaques by Quebec artist Maurice Chalvignac.They are larger pieces on teak/walnut background board measuring 32" x 8". Weight for both is 12lbs. Pieces are in the typical artist choice of vibrant colors. The plaques are both signed by the artist on the right bottom corner. No chips or cracks in the ceramic, however there is some damage to the wood frame on the top corner. There might be some small scratched on outer frame, wood has been oiled to keep it moist. Original shop labels still on the back of both plaques. Please refer to photographs closely for more condition information and please ask if you are not sure, Thank you.
Maurice Chalvignac is the quintessential mid century modern artist and ceramist who migrated to Canada in 1957 at the height of the Scandinavian influence in design and artistry. Born in Paris in 1927, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and is internationally recognized for his pottery and his artwork. After the 2nd World War, Chalvignac was given a sculptor's training for 7 years and it is then that he became interested in pottery.
Chalvignac emigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Montreal where he found a job in a religious sculpture business. He is known for his West German and Danish aesthetic, in particular his development and use of what is known as'fat lava' glazing. It includes tones of tawny brown, beige, white overlay and a foamy effect that overcoats his pieces. Once in Canada, he met Claude Jasmin (1930-), a leading man of letters who, at that time, was a ceramist.
He encouraged Chalvignac to return to this art, which he did. He quickly expands his workshop until about thirty employees are working under him. His wares begin to be produced, including some in collaboration with Jordi Bonet and influenced by a close relationship with Giovani Liva, who works as his foreman. In the early 1980s, Chalvignac goes back to his more artisanal approach and produces more of his finer masterpieces. Many of the items I list vintage/gently used.If there is something that is pictured but not described it is considered part of the description. This is a used piece. Appropriate age and wear should be expected. 30 cents from the total.
The item "2 Vintage Maurice Chalvignac Art Pottery Teak Wall Plaques 1960s Quebec Canada" is in sale since Friday, December 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1960s". The seller is "maggiesattic29" and is located in Grand-Mere, Quebec. This item can be shipped worldwide.