As soon as he arrived on the French Riviera, in Nice, in 1950, Tobiasse was immediately attracted to and fascinated by the ceramics and earthenware in Vallauris. His first attempts in 1952 were varnished pots and simple hollowed out pitchers, most of which were decorated with twisted necks in shades of verdigris.
It wasn’t until 1995 that the artist returned to this initial passion, by going to the Milici pottery workshops in Vallauris. For a whole year he threw himself heart and soul into the engobes, enamels, and varnishes he applied to the pots he threw himself. A tribe of mythologically-themed, half person, half animal potteries, flowers, doves and women were created, followed by a series of plates in white engraved earthenware.