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Félix Auguste Delaherche

Delaherche, Félix Auguste (fālēksˈ ōgüstˈ dəläârshˈ) [key], 1857–1940, French potter. He is considered the greatest ceramist since Bernard Palissy. Working alone in the village of La Chapelle-aux-Pots, he made no duplicates, fired his kiln but once a year, and destroyed every piece with which he was dissatisfied. His works were of dark red stoneware with stylized ornamentation, roughened surfaces, and sparkling polychrome glazes.

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