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Gisèle Buthod-Garçon

Gisèle Buthod-Garçon

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Salon-de-Provence (Fr) in 1954.
New workshop for more than 30 years at St Quentin-la-Poterie (Fr).
Residences and study trips to Egypt, Burkina-Faso, Mali, Benin, China and Japan.
Personal exhibitions for more than 36 ans. Participates to collective exhibitions in several European countries and the US.
She is internationally acclaimed by famous art galleries and leading ceramic centers.


Her art work shows a very wide variety of sources of inspiration :
Black ladies, Pandora and Boxes, Large Jars, Mountains, Faults, Spirales and Squares, Cocoons, Torsions, Horned figures, Torsos, Connivance – Plate Mounting, Waves and clouds – Enamel and form together, Tranquility, Silent, Serene – The Glazed pieces, Waterfall, Nocturn, Sea Sounds, Well-Wishing, Heads, Sentinels, Germinations

Her recent sculptures "after nature" are volumes in shades of sky (in subtle cameos of grey, blue and green).

There is this mysterious aspect that recalls all kinds of ancestral references: the anthropomorphic side of these sculptures evoke the oldest works of humanity, or body parts, distant evocations of busts or faces....


The work is conditioned by her adoption of a specific method, named raku firing. The particular character of her work is to have obliged this low temperature technique which in principle does not allow it, to produce enamels (in the form of materials and colours) for the very first time.
Oily enamel ad raku seem an absolute contradiction in terms, yet she has established her reputation on this very paradox.

Stéphane Le Follic-Hadida (curator of the exhibition dedicated to Gisèle Buthod-Garçon in Centre Keramis La Louvière (B) - 2018)
« The clay, simply »

Works of the artist