Suzanne Ramié – Douly was born in Lyon in 1905 and trained at the École des beaux-arts de Lyon in the decoration and ceramics sections. She began her 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 composed of the first letters of the house words, Douly and Ramié. She became one of Vallauris’ key figures. She is also known for her artistic ties with Pablo Picasso, whom she welcomed into her studio in 1946 and taught the art of enamel and earthenware cooking. His influence on Picasso’s ceramicist activity is certain. The work of Suzanne Ramié, who knew how to break away from the local tradition of potters at an early stage, revisits popular art by bringing new and modern energy. Then the forms become more personal playing between naturalistic themes (bird vase, root lamp stand) and the abstract. The richness of the enamels also shows the technicality of this ceramicist.

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Straight Lamp

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Bottle

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Bottle

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Cup

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Egg

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Egg

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA  
  • André VERDET

Dish

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

“Squirrel” Pitcher Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Ears Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Ears Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Bird Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Bottle Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

“Empire” Service

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Jug Vase

  • Suzanne RAMIE – MADOURA

Cup