When we talk about the Ecole de Nancy, let us not forget names such as Louis Majorelle, Emile Gallé or Victor Prouvé, whose prestige makes them more discreet but no less rich and talented figures such as Ernest Bussière, first a sculptor, then a ceramist.
A master of Art Nouveau, Ernest Bussière was a man of his time, since he was born in 1863 in Moselle, shortly before the outbreak of the 1870 war. After the death of his father, Ernest and his mother had to make a choice: opt for France or stay in Moselle and become German citizens. His mother arrived with her 4 year old son in Nancy. Trained at the National School of Fine Arts in Nancy, he became a teacher there in 1905 and taught sculpture and modelling.