Ceramicist in Arvillard, a small village in the Belledone massif (French Alps) since nearly ten years ago, I divide my time between potery teaching and the creation of ceramic objects.
This is to wildlife art that my inspiration is currently directed; Catching an attitude, a movement or an expression is the game to which I am devoting myself. Playing with the clay, bring it to life by shaping these creatures, then play with fire to animate its surface.
Indeed, if the ceramic is essentially the art of transformation of matter by fire, the Raku, inspired from the Japanese practices, combines the clay and the fire even more intimately. The flame, and the wood smoke, act on the clay and enamel throughout this firing mode and allow giving birth to different textures. The smoked out raw materials, the opposition of black and white, the metallic appearance, are the opportunity for making emerging from the mineral and fire many surfaces , like the plumage, the fur or the bare skin of a being.
It is with pleasure that I invite you to discover this exciting world of the clay and of the fire that is the ceramics.
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