Contemporary ceramic sculptures

Biography

In 2000-2002

She studied ceramic Design at the National Applied Arts School Olivier de Serres in Paris and did an apprenticeship of 3 months at the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture (Germany).
She then developed her personal Art project at the Maison de Terre in Dieulefit and trained with famous French ceramists such as Claire Bogino, Anne Bulliot, Edmee Delsol, Bernard Dejonghe and Herve Rousseau.

In 2002

she set-up a studio and had her first solo exhibition in the Paris Region.
After receiving the first prize at the international ceramic biennale of Alcora in Spain, in 2004, she moved to South Africa where she continued her ceramic work, finding new inspirations and opportunities.

In 2012

she received the Excellence award at the Regional exhibition of the Eastern-Cape (South Africa) and the Premier award at the Ceramics Southern Africa – Corobrick exhibition.

Artist Statement

By combining elements of Nature with porcelain I create fossil-like sculptures showing the memory of the clay. In my work, I focus on the making process rather than an aesthetically pleasing result.I am not remaking Nature in porcelain but using it directly and keeping a trace of it. My delicate sculptures raise the question of the fragility of our existence and the importance of subtlety and details. People need to observe the pieces closely to understand and appreciate what they are about. This personal interaction, almost introspective is another aim of my work.

Awards/Selected Exhibitions

Awards

2012 Premier award at the Corobrick National Exhibition, Pretoria, South Africa
2012 Excellence award at the Regional Ceramic Exhibition of CSA-EC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2011 Merit Award (2nd) at the Regional Ceramic Exhibiton of CSA-EC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2010 Highly commended award at Regional Ceramic Exhibiton of CSA-EC, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2004 Premier prix au concours international de céramique de L’alcora, en Espagne..
2003 Exposition-Concours “la terre est servie” à la Maison de la Terre de Dieulefit, obtention du Prix Etudiant ex aequo décerné par les Ateliers d’Art de France.
2002 Création d’un flacon de parfum retenu pour l’exposition des “flacons en folie” de Marionnaud à Paris.

Solo exhibitions

2010 Tourism office of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
2010 Weylandts Homestore in Knysna, South Africa
2009 Duo exhibition with the painter Cheryl Dougans at the Alliance francaise of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2007 “Ephemere”, Galerie Embargo, Paris, France
2006 AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2006 Espace d’exposition du Conseil Régional Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers, France
2005 artSPACE Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2004 Café-Culture, Draveil, France

Group exhibitions

2014-2011 Fishers Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2014-2013 ARTEC gallery shop, Port Elizabeth
2014 “Diner for One” at ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2013 “Art 4 U” at ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2013 Guest exhibitor at the Regional Ceramic Exhibtion of CSA-EC, Nelson Mandela Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2013 “Dot dot squiggle dash” at ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2012 Corobrick National Exhibition, Ceramics Southern Africa, at the Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
2012 Regional Ceramic Exhibtion of CSA-EC, Nelson Mandela Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, south Africa – Excellence award
2012 “In Praise of Vessels” selected group exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
2011 Regional Ceramic Exhibition of CSA-EC at the ARTEC Gallery, Port Elizabeth – Merit award
2010 “colour” at the Cube, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town
2010 “Beyond Objects” at the Red Earth Gallery, Ceramic Department of the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2010 Galerie Rectiligne, Vannes, France
2008 Potter’s Fair, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2008 “Autour et a travers”, galerie “Lieu-Dit” a Hede, en Bretagne
2008 “5th Annual Affordable Art Show” at artSPACE, Durban, South Africa
2007 Salon des Journées de la Céramique, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris
2007 Galerie ADAMA, Bordeaux
2006-2007 Gallery Africa Nova, Cape Town
2006 Salon des Journées de la Céramique, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris
2006 AMWA Gallery in Knysna, South Africa
2005 Biennale internationale de céramique d’Aveiro, Portugal
2005 Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town
2005 Textures Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2004 Red Earth Gallery at the Unversity of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2004 Alliance franÇaise of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2004 Biennale internationale de Ceramique de l’Alcora, Espagne
2004 Biennale Internationale de Céramique à Andenne, Belgique
2004 “Jeunes ceramistes” Assemblée Départementale de la Drome, Valence
2004 Maison de la Terre de Dieulefit, Drome
2003 Exposition de fin de formation dans les ateliers de la Maison de la Terre de Dieulefit, Drome