Jean de Lespinasse, who was a member of the French Resistance on the Côte d’Azur during the Second World War, set up a local craft company at the end of the war, then created SOCFRA with his wife, which became a ceramics manufacturer by the end of the 1940s. Their path then crossed the path of Roger Capron and his wife Jacotte, the Madoura workshops, Robert Picault or Georges Tardieu.