Born in 1918, a graduate of the Limoges School of Decorative Art, where he was awarded the Grand Prix, Jacques moves to Vallauris in 1946 with his wife and fellow student Juliette Mazaudois. He works at FASE (Faiencerie d'Art du Sud-Est) and later in 1957 opens his own studio. In 1965 he opens a shop called La Poutre. In 1980 he leaves Vallauris. His son Jean-Jacques Laurent , an artist, lives in Vallauris.