Ramie, Suzanne

(1907 - 1974)

Suzanne Ramié (née Douly) was one of the key figures of the potters city of Vallauris. In 1938 she and her husband Georges Ramié moved to Vallauris and created the studio Madoura. By 1948, Ramié set aside space in their studio for Picasso to produce his works. For over 25 years Picasso produced more than 3,500 original ceramics at the Madoura atelier. Her personal works revealed a sculptural perception of ceramics. The forms broke away from the traditional figures and techniques that were still dominant in Vallauris at the time.