From a family of artists, a father Prize of Rome for sculpture
and an uncle painter, from the beginning, I was immersed in
clay, drawing and colour. I attended the School of Applied
Arts in Paris and initially turned towards painting on silk.
In parallel, I made architectural models and graphics/page
Professional life then led me into the field of energies, then
An attraction for the culture and the aesthetics of Japan,
country which I visit regularly, then influenced my creative
feeling and structured my taste for ceramics, a major applied
art in this country. (It also led me to make a Japanese garden
on a property at the edge of the Dordogne).
For the next three years I trained at the studio “Clay and
Fire” in Paris, established in an old studio of Matisse.
and Philosophy :
I often work with clay of Beauronne fired at 960/1000 degrees.
It is in the modelling of the pieces that I feel best, rather
than turning. I work a lot with slab. The “step by step of the
hands”, at the same time sensitive and cautious, contains for
me a wealth of feeling that I endeavour to transmit to the
piece. The speed of the wheel seems to me to remove part of
this sensitive dimension. Proximity and observation of nature
and the cycle of the seasons are an endless source of creative
The utility of the works created guides me as well: dishes and
containers of all kinds come into the world with the idea to
serve the art of cooking. Shapes and colours combine with the
In that way, I stay very close to the Japanese tradition made
of many pieces, whose colours and shapes often correspond to a
specific use. The green - or rather the greens - the orange,
the ochre clays, the oxides, are my favourite palette in
contours with flowing or geometrical contours.
La Grange de Sinquet
24 610 Saint Méard de Gurçon
Tel. +33 (0)6 08 07 08 81
Workshop open from April to October by appointment