MOHY Yves, ceramic, permanent artist of the Galerie Capazza since 1981

“My concern is not to educate, but to broadcast... The shape is a medium, the passage by which any communication builds up itself... My sculptures, my forms are as doors in charge of active, beneficial signs, I hope..... To the spectator to be held in these signs or to go farther in the exchange …”
Yves Mohy


Born in 1929
Studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, architecture
Arts and Crafts School in Paris, where he discovers ceramics.
Installation of his studio in La Borne, France
1966   Win the Grand Prix of the first biennal of Vallauris
1973   Back to Paris
1975   Professor at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Bourges, France
1977   New studio in Cahors, France
1981   Studio in Agen, France
   Professor at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Limoges, France
1993   Studio in Murviel les Béziers, France
2004   Death of Yves Mohy

With Jean and Jacqueline Lerat, Elisabeth Joulia and Robert Deblander, he was one of the reformers of the contemporary ceramic.
Yves Mohy always worked the stoneware, at first to make it utilitarian pieces, adding glazes, mastering in the firing to obtain surfaces with a big subtlety. Then he mixed with the stoneware with other materials, wood, cast iron, slate, etc., creating strongly structured pieces.

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Public collections

Musée de la Céramique, Sèvres
1995   Musée Adrien Dubouché, Limoges
1985   Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
1984   Musée Ziem, Martigues
1968   Musée Cantini, Marseille
1966   Musée de la Céramique, Vallauris

1997   Musée Bellerive, Donation M.L Pellatan, Zurich
1984   Musée Bellerive, Zurich

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Personal exhibitions

Tribute exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
1999   Galerie H.D Nick, Aubais, France
1998   Galerie D.M Sarver, Paris, France   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
1997   Galerie H.D. Nick, Aubais, France
1996   Artothèque Carbou blanc, Bordeaux, France
1994   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
1993   Galerie D.M Sarver, Paris, France   Galerie H.D. Nick, Aubais, France   7ème biennale de Châteauroux, France
1992   Galerie Espace Exécutive, Rouen, France
1991   Galerie Maya Behn, Zurich, Switzerland
1990   Galerie Noella Gest, La Neuveville, Switzerland
1984   Musée municipal d’art et d’archéologie, Martigues, France
1983   Galerie Noella Gest, Saint-Rémy de Provence, France



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