Gyn Gausserand and Robert Auguste met in 1948 at the Fontcarrade pottery school in Montpellier and shared the same studio throughout their lives.
This book is an opportunity to shed light on a pottery workshop that was active for nearly seventy years, from the early 1950s until 2017, by highlighting its technical, ideological and cultural aspects. In Vallauris, their production was already polymorphous: the resolutely modern and free approach of the duo formed by Gyn and Robert is remarkable and concurrent with their work in other workshops.
The charismatic Robert and Gyn had very different personalities and, conscious of their complementarity, chose an alternative lifestyle that serves as an early echo of today's revival of the earth trades. This publication includes excerpts from interviews, selections from photographic and written archives (letters, drawings, poems, chemical formulas, accounting records), and contemporary in situ photographs taken by the artist-filmmaker Ben Russell of the pieces remaining in what was Robert and Gyn's last pottery workshop.
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Author: Graziella Semerciyan Design: Åbäke Pages: 192 Dimensions: 24 x 32 cm Format: Softcover