Emile Henry of France
A young potter, Jaques Henry discovered the world of ceramics in a small workshop in Marcigny, a village in his native Burgundy. He developped a real passion for the art of Earth and Fire. When he was 20, he took off for a year with his 'National passport', and travelled the roads of France to meet other, more experienced, potters. He wanted to learn from other people's experience and develop his savoir-faire as a ceramist. After one year, his dream became possible : offer the best and most beautiful pottery to the homes of his native Burgundy. Jugs, terrines and soup tureens came to life in his hands, and in a few years he created a workforce of around 20 people. Jacques passed on to his son Paul a workshop which had a rich savoir-faire and was full of passion.