Louis Lourioux was a potter born in France in 1894. He was a contemporary of such great artists as Lalique and Gallé. In 1924 he took over running of a Buchon and Legros Porcelain Factory, which was established in 1840 in Foecy. He died in 1930 at the age of 35 in a car accident. The factory was then run by his wife until 1949.
The old Lourioux factory was bought in 1968 by Philippe Deshoulières. Now it is run as a museum.