Roger Mequinion studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and then became the first sculptor under René Lalique before the Second World War .
At that time, most of Lalique's glass artworks were sandblasted, and Mequinion was involved in this process and even in the pattern drawings.
One can clearly see from the Lalique works of the 1930s how close Roger Mequinion's later ceramic works are to them.
In the 1940s and during the occupation of France in the Second World War, Roger Mequinion sought refuge in the southern free part of France and lived
near the town of Aubagne near Marseille. This was then a centre for art ceramics with many studios, artists and large workshops.
There he met the director of the important company Proceram and developed with him a process for ceramic work based on Leleu's technique.
The specially prepared ceramics were sandblasted with stencils designed by Mequinion and the beautiful patterns and images were exposed.
Mequinion worked on this project for 10 years before returning to Paris in the late 1940s. The principle was patented and during the 10 years he produced some outstanding works, many of them unique. It was not a good time for sophisticated handicrafts and so production was not very numerous and the pieces still available today are hard to come by.
pièce unique Height 44,5cm, diameter 37cm
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