Vassil Ivanoff is a Bulgarian artist born in 1897, who arrived in Paris in 1927. In 1945 he discovered ceramic art, and fascinated by the huge possibilities offered by stoneware, in 1946 he moved to La Borne, living in a small rustic house.
He worked here till the end of his days in 1973. He became rapidly renowned for his creativity and glorious ox-blood red glazes, and in his life time there were a number of exhibitions to make people aware of the magnitude of his talent. These days he is viewed as a key figure in contemporary ceramics whose followers consider his work to be amongst the greats of 20th Century art.