Jean Rivier (1915-2017) is a French ceramist, born in Tunis. Artist, he photographs, draws and paints. Thanks to his wife, Juliette Derel, he discovers the ceramics. From their meeting in 1953, until their separation in 1961, the couple work together in Vallauris and produces a common production. They create ceramics with traditional shapes and attach on them modernist geometric patterns. With artists such as Pablo Picasso and Suzanne Ramier, Jean Rivier participates to lots of ceramic exhibitions, like Néronuim. In 1962 he receives a medal at the Prague International Exhibition. Few years later, he moves to Tours and teaches at the city's school of Fine Arts. Then he devotes the rest of his career to painting, illustration and poetry.