Valence, René and Madeleine de - La Grange aux Potiers
La Grange aux Potiers – GP - (The Potters barn) from René and Madeleine de Valence was in business between 1940 and 2016. René and Madeleine de Valence were ceramists in Isère from the 1940s - in Beaurepaire, then in Saint-Barthélemy - and after 1960 in the Drome - Gervans. After the accidental death of René in 1963, Madeleine continued work for twenty years. In 2016 a book about life and work of this artistic couple is in preparation (tekst by Christian Beaurepaire).
Pictures: René and Madeleine de Valence together with Pablo Picasso in 1955 in Cannes (source Canalblog.com); Madeleine de Valence puts the sign of the workshop on the fence ( source ceramique 50.blogspot.nl); workshop and stock in Beaurepaire 1950s (source Canalblog.com); painted signature (source Superforum.fr).