« Starting from chaos, gradually building with what you have,
Emerging, sometimes, and perhaps harmonizing with the world…
So much time spent facing reality!
Often, we believe the essential is missing - and yet,
a surfeit of possibilities is an invasion.
Gazing, shunning illusions and shortcuts, purifying, simplifying,
rejecting yesterday’s work and habits, trying new things,
bringing the outer world inside, and composing with the inner world,
listening to our feelings without elevating them,
maintaining an underlying rigor, and allowing to happen.
Thus, to remain in the atmosphere, feeding on other civilizations,
on their ways of being and doing, their spirituality, maintaining a closeness.
As the hours pass, strength wells up within us…
freeing the gesture to flow, as thought guides the wave.
Work seems to melt away impossibilities.
Clay and glass, two substances, are combined;
a bridge is formed from one to the other
toward a transformation imprinted with substitution,
clay becomes glass, mooring becomes flight…
Colors are transmuted by chemistry and combustion.
The mystery of fire: he gets the last word!
The dark, the light, the cloudy, the clear, the aura, the relief, the opaque,
the translucent and transparent, the void… all belong to alchemy;
Spirit and substance infuse the piece.
What makes one more perfectly fulfilled than another?
Will it encounter the other, or not?
A mystery always remains,
the mystery of a birth ».
Extract of the book Rendez-vous au lieu de la transformation, Editions Galerie Capazza, 2013
Born in 1939 in Paris.
Studies at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris : painting and sculpture.
1991 : Study trip in Black Africa
Since 1990, associates pâte de verre with raku.
Lives and works in Meudon, France.Read more
Public collections and museums
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Musée du Verre, Sars Poteries, France
Musée d’Elbeuf, France
Musée de Conches, France
Ernsting Stiftung Alter hof Herding, Coesfeld-Lett, Germany
Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France
FRAC de Basse Normandie, France