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Jean-François Thiérion

Jean-François Thiérion

Curriculum Vitae

Originating from France, has been living in Denmark for 20 years.

Obtained his diploma ceramics in France.

Has been selected for participating in more than 30 exhibitions in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom and the U.S.A.

Teached in New York and Chicago and gives several workshops. Had publications in many art magazines and catalogues.

Received twice the “Pot D’Or” Keramisto prize (the Netherlands) for which he was chosen the best ceramist by his colleagues.

Has his first exhibition in Belgium with Adrienne D.

Technique

Manages to turn very big pots in a perfect way.

His smaller vase sculptures with lid are a parody at the utilitarian, because once the water is in, it can no longer get out.

He therefore mixes clay with a lot of chamotte and shattered porcelain clay and presses this out in a plaster mould. The seams remain visible, handles are added just like a child would knead them and the lid is the crowning glory.

Following a first baking session, the works are being matte glazed (a.o. with dolomite, feldspar) and finally baked in a gas oven at 1280°.

Works of the artist