Suzanne Ramie abstract sculptural vase stamped Madoura
Suzanne RAMIE (1907-1974)
Atelier Madoura circa 1970
Large glazed earthenware “Vegetal” sculptural vase
Stamped MADOURA PLEIN FEU under the base
Suzanne Ramié – Née Douly was born in Lyon in 1905, she trained at the Lyon School of Fine Arts. She began her artistic career as a textile designer in Lyon before moving to Provence in the mid-1930s. She opened her own workshop in Vallauris in 1938, the Madoura workshop, an acronym made up of the first letters of the words Maison, Douly and Ramie. She became one of the key figures in the Vallauris ceramic world. She is principally known for her artistic ties to Pablo Picasso, whom she welcomed into her studio in 1946 and to whom she taught the art of enamel and clay firing. Her influence on Picasso’s activity as a ceramist is clear.