Claude Champy is a French ceramist born in 1944. A graduate of the Paris School of Crafts (formerly housed in the Hôtel Salé), Claude Champy doing production work in a ceramics factory first before building a wood oven, in Plaisir. In 1975, its participation in the exhibition "18 artists and earth" propels him into the ranks of young ceramists among the most promising French creation. The following year, the gallery Sarver, in Paris, an exhibition devoted to him. Since then, Claude Champy was exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres. Since 1979, he exhibited regularly abroad. Claude Champy production comes not only through traditional forms of pottery but also by major themes to which he returns regularly, "Boxes," "Cliffs", etc.. He is now one of the few French ceramists recognized internationally. In 1988, Champy received the Grand Prix Suntory Museum in Tokyo. At that time he formed lasting relationships with Japanese ceramists.