Charles Catteau (1880-1966) was a Franco-Belgian ceramist who advanced the forms, techniques, and decoration of modern ceramics and is best known for his Art Deco designs.
He began producing traditional designs as a ceramic decorator at Ecole Nationale de Sèvres from 1903 to 1904. In 1907, he moved to Louvière in Belgium, where he was promoted to head of the decoration department at Boch Freres Keramis.He was influenced by several art styles, including Africanism, Japonism, Cubism, and Abstraction as well as his observations of nature. His work included plants, stylized animals, and geometric motifs. The international avant-garde led to his use of purely abstract, geometric designs, and intense colors that embraced the Art Deco style.