Original Gault Limoges clay (ceramics) miniature houses were produced by artist Jean Pierre Gault, France, from the mid 1980’s to mid 2000’s, depicting Provence, Paris and several other cities and regions. Showcase Displays is also a collector Gault houses and purchased the Gault-France.com domain, redirected to a dedicated site on this topic.
For more information or historical details about the Gault ceramics houses, visit: www.pepin-architecture.com
“The magic of Gault houses was born from the combination of the talents of 2 brothers: Jean Pierre; architect, painter and sculptor, and Dominique; designer and businessman. Master-craftsmen, sculptors and ceramists joined them to develop this original art: The creation or unique pieces, entirely hand-made. Unique in the world, this new handcrafted technique was set up by Jean Pierre Gault to make his work of art come true. The starting point: a Limoges clay specially elaborated for this production technique in which the house’s volume will take shape. All the tools, instrument and stamps allowing the creation of a house were created by the Master-craftsmen of the studio. More than 3000 stamps sculpted by artists were used. Two months were needed to produce a house through 14 manufacturing stages. Sculpting of roofs, shaping and modelling of balconies, pavements…Natural drying, firing at 700°C; rinse-bath with oxides, painting, patina, dust removal, cold enameling at 1000°C and shop-fronts miniaturising. All those stages were necessary to produce a piece finally worthy of seal of Gault. The world of Gault: the charm weaves its spell.”