French ceramist Roger Capron, initially interested in drawing, discovered ceramics and moved to Vallauris in 1946, where he set up a workshop called Callis.

He joined forces with Robert Picault and Jean Derval, thus contributing to the renaissance of ceramics in Vallauris, putting into practice the motto of his master René Gabriel “to make the beautiful within everyone’s reach”.
Roger Capron went on to buy a disused pottery in Vallauris, where he and a team of 7 workers began producing objects for gift stores in 1952, followed by earthenware tiles and tables in 1955.

His creations quickly won recognition and awards. In 1962, Capron began collaborating with Jean-Michel Carré, whose brother-in-law, the architect Philippe
Sicardon, commissioned Capron to create ceramic decorations for the Byblos Hotel in Saint-Tropez (inaugurated in 1967), forcing him to turn his attention to a new material, stoneware.
Following the sale of his factory in 1980 due to the economic crisis, Roger Capron continued to work in his Vallauris studio, and from 1990 onwards he began a new approach with one-off pieces, moving closer to sculpture.