Philippe Lambercy is born in Yverdon/Vaud in 1919. In 1936 he served an apprenticeship as a ceramic painter at Schweizer, a firm in Steffisburg. 1937/38 served an apprenticeship as a modeller and ceramic painter at the Ëcole suisse de céramique in Chavannes-près-Renens, where his instructors included Claude Vittel. 1938-1952 Worked in Switzerland in several ceramics businesses, including Mario Mascarin (in Thayngen 1940-1943, in Basel 1943-1945 and in Muttenz near Basel 1946/47), freelanced for Arnold Zahner in Rheinfelden and at the Ménélika Pottery in Geneva while also teaching drawing at the Basel and Zurich Applied Arts Schools. 1952-1979 Taught at the Ëcole des arts décoratifs in Geneva. In 1952 he worked together with Daniel de Montmollin in Taizé in France. 1953-1957 Own workshop in Montagny near Yverdon, on the side internship as a turner at Céramique Yverdon. From 1957 workshop jointly with his wife, Elisabeth Lambercy, a chemist, in Confignon near Geneva. Lambercy passed away in Geneva in 2006 (text Thormann, Olaf).
Pictures: Philippe Lambercy in the age of 60 in 1979 (source atelier-philippe-lambercy.ch); Lambercy around 1985 (from Catalogue Europäische Keramik der Gegenwart, Frechen 1986); vase sculpture en deux parties (Drouot Paris); archtectural object (chdesignfurniture.ch); mural relief, detail 1974 (Art HUG - l'art à l'Hôpital).
Stoneware vessels, objects, sculpture and architectural ceramics, initially thrown, mural reliefs.