France Info pays tribute: The French master ceramist Georges Pelletier has died at the age of 85.

The artist was notably known for his famous ceramic sculptures adorned with marbles skewered on steel rods. He had set up his workshop in Cannes in 1973.

Décès de Georges Pelletier artiste céramiste

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Famous for his light fixtures and totems in the shape of stylized suns, ceramist Georges Pelletier, one of the last great French masters of the 20th century with an international reputation, passed away on February 12 at the age of 85, his agent announced to AFP on Saturday, February 17.

“A renowned ceramist and artist, Georges leaves behind an indelible legacy in the world of art and ceramics, recognized both nationally and internationally (…) His work will continue to inspire and amaze, notably through the artistic heritage he leaves to his son Benjamin,” the family stated in a press release. “Georges Pelletier, who worked in his studio until the last day, died suddenly of a cardiac arrest,” his agent specified.

Working and shaping clay has always been a part of my life," he confided to L'Officiel magazine in 2021. "I am a pure product of free expression. For me, modeling and glazing are something natural, instinctive.

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