The art of Ceramics is having its moment. It was my great pleasure attending the opening night of a new show at 1950, the gallery which my dear friend Alberto Aquilino opened a couple of years ago in Chelsea. The exhibition, featuring the work of French ceramic artist Marianne Vissiere, marks a new chapter in the gallery’s program, which has traditionally offered French and American mid-century design. Vissiere’s artistic creativity is rooted in the tradition of French modern ceramics, and particularly in the work of famed ceramist Georges Jouve who was active during the postwar years, regularly showing in such prestigious exhibitions as the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs in Paris. This exhibition at 1950, which features Vissiere’s furniture, lights, and objects, demonstrates a strong interest in the art of ceramics, and it is set in a great, yet intimate atmosphere. The pieces are accompanied by provocative ceramic sculptures by Cat Loray and by striking paintings by French artist Clement Borderi, all providing the show with clarity. I loved the ceramic-top tables, which are powerful and architectural with their graphic and colorful compositions.