Derel, Juliette

Juliette Derel does not practice filming, she models and sometimes calls on a turner. She is moving towards an increasingly sculptural production, unique pieces in chamotte clay, without however ceasing to produce utilitarian pieces in enamelled earthenware. It is famous for its mirrors, the lamps of Juliette Derel are much rarer. She will exhibit in France on numerous occasions, notably at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris in 1969 (an openwork wall panel), as well as abroad, in Montreal (1959) Caracas (1960), Prague (silver medal in 1962).

Born in Normandy, in 1937 she entered the School of Fine Arts in Tours where she learned painting, drawing, Art History and ceramics. She already exhibited her work at the Salon de l'Imagerie in Paris in 1942. In 1949, she decided to settle in Vallauris and joined the Grand-Oak workshop, until 1952. In 1953 she married the ceramicist Jean Rivier , both restored a house in Vallauris and built their own wood-fired oven, which they shared until their separation in 1961.