Jean Nicolas Gerard *1954

in Brazzaville (Congo)

back in France in 1961

Since then, has always lived in Southern France (Grasse, Marseilles, Lorgues, Plateau de Valensole)

1983 2nd price ; Biennial of Châteauroux

1998/1999 the Musée National de la Céramique de Sèvres purchases several pieces.

Main Events

1976-78 : was a student in Jean BIAGINI's studio, Ecole des Beaux Arts of Aix en Provence.

1978 : creation of a first studio in Lorgues (Var) with two fellow ceramists – works with stoneware.

1979-80 : scholarship of the SEMA – works in Claire BOGINO's et Paul SALMONA's studio.

1980 : builds his first slipware wood kiln in Lorgues.

1981 : first personnal studio in Puimoisson (Alpes de Haute Provence) – wood kiln.

1984 : settles in Valensole (Alpes de Haute Provence) – builds a gas kiln.

1993 : first trip to Africa to meet the Burkina Faso women potters with Daphne CORREGAN (works with the potters and selects pots for a Western African exhibition to be held in France).

Avril 1993 : holds a workshop in the Rencontres de la Terre de Bandol.

2001 : visiting artist (January through March) at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, in Portland, OR. (USA).

2002 : exhibits in Art Marché (Osaka, Japan) and works in an artists residence of the Bizen area.