Bernard Palissy, born in Saint-Avit-sur-Lède around 1510, was a glass-maker apprentice in Biron. He owes his fame to his architectural decoration work (caves, fountains, wood-burners) and his luxury crockery work, caracterized by different decor types: naturalist, figurative or decorative. He recreated animals, plants and rocks to perfection, this work was exceptional in the ceramics field. His personal work can be confused with his sons' and pupils', known as the Palissy's school. He was a Huguenot, and was arrested in 1589 and locked up in the Bastille where he died this same year. His work returned to interest in the 19th century thanks to copycats and to the interest of collectors.