"Jean Derval, Pitcher With The Bird"Jean Derval (1925-2010) is one of the greatest ceramist artists of the post-war period in Vallauris. It begins in Saint-Amand en Puisaye, in the studio of Pierre Picaglio. Then left for Vallauris to join his friends Roger Capron and Robert Piacault with whom he founded the Callis workshop. Very quickly, they separate and each start their workshop. Jean Derval creates unique pieces in chamotte clay and his research bears reds; he was one of the first to relaunch this difficult-to-cook color. He creates pieces of shapes of all sizes and often spectacular, bas-reliefs or high-reliefs for local architects. As well as many fountains. This pitcher is representative of his work, with simple shapes, but a rustic and charming decor adapting well to the model.