Jean Luce was born in Paris in 1895. He did not attend any art school but worked from his youth in his father's shop, which made tableware. In 1923 he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. From 1931 he specialised in ceramics and glassware for the table and was particularly interested in the problem of harmony between form and decoration; his hand-painted or stenciled motifs were sometimes painted with gold for the most luxurious pieces. From the early 1930s he designed the glassware produced by the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis; in 1935 he made the porcelain and glass for the liner Normandie. In 1937 he became a member of the UAM and presented his creations at the Exposition International des Arts et Techniques dans la vie moderne. He died in 1965.