"Covered Ceramic Pot By Barocco (jacques Massard And Richard Tarone)"Jar covered in earthenware clay from Vallauris, signed on the Barocco background, dated 1983, marked "Unique piece", and marked, at the base in the decoration, with the initials "RTJM de CH." for Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard de Chateneuil. In a shades of black, gray and pale pink, a rich and meticulous painting of a surrealist decor, circled in gold at the base and at the collar. Gold cover. Superb work of execution. Diameter 19.5 cm, height 18.5 cm. Barocco, alias Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard de Chateneuil (one turns and creates the forms, the other the sets), are ceramicists by training and have been working in harmony for years. Previously installed in Valbone (neighboring municipality of Vallauris), they now have their workshop in Le Rouret (06). Their elaborate techniques allow them to create a world that matches their imaginations. Strangeness, eccentricity, fantasy, Barocco combines the unusual. Obtaining such a work goes through several stages requiring a certain dexterity in mastering the material and its cooking. Indeed, The earth of Vallauris chamotte, used by artists for the forms, must be baked a first time at 1200 ° before being enamelled in shades ranging from ocher to dark brown through green and bronze and annealed at 1280 °. Support of the decorations, a layer of white enamel is then applied and a new baking at 1020 ° will fix the oxides. When, highlighting with a dash of gold the meanders of a scene, Barocco will want to fix the particularities, a new cooking at 720 ° will be necessary for the work to be complete.