Artist at his easel
Painted by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); made at the Madoura Pottery
Tin-glazed earthenware, wax resist and decoration painted into the glaze
Museum no. C.109-1994
Allocated to the Museum in lieu of tax by the Secretary of State for National Heritage
Pablo Picasso produced a large body of work in clay at the southern French pottery of Vallauris from 1946. Imaginative pieces such as this vase had a major impact on ceramics in the 1950s. They offered an alternative to the oriental sources favoured by many studio potters and encouraged the use of painted tin glazes and sculptural work.