Trained at Ecole Boulle, Georges Jouve intended to become an interior decorator. Imprisoned during World War II, he escaped in 1940 and took refuge in Dieulefit, a village of pottery tradition, where he learnt the art of earthenware. After the war, he got back to Paris and kept working with this material creating objects animated with raised animal patterns. In the 1950s, his style evolved towards simplified forms and pure colors. His skill and creativity makes him one of the most important ceramists of his generation.