Palissy Bernard - (Ceramics Pottery Author Naturalist)

Palissy, Bernard - (Ceramics, Pottery, Author, Naturalist) (?1510-89) A famous name in European ceramics; is said to have spent sixteen years perfecting an enamel surface on pottery. He succeeded in 1557 when he began to make the remarkable pieces still to be seen in the Louvre, with plants, shells, animals and insects in relief, and covered with colored glazes. A Huguenot, he died in the Bastille.

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