and Jean-François César-Vilpoux, Potters and Ceramists
I first discovered clay in Paris with Michèle Fischer, a
ceramicist. In 1995, after a year of evening classes, I began
studying within the context of a CIF programme (time off work
for independent training) at CNIFOP (National Training Centre
of Ceramics) at Saint-Armand en Puisaye (58) before spending
two years with Gérald Pott, a potter in Arnay le Duc (21)
doing further training courses with the SEMA (National
Institute of Artistic Professions).
En 1999, I set up as an artisanal potter / ceramicist in the
Essone. In 2010, I moved my workshop to Soulaures and since
that time we have worked together as a couple.
I discovered ceramics as a leisure activity while I was on
parental leave. I could feel a tactile emotion developing on
my very first contact with clay, a relationship forming with
the raw material. Further to meeting Alexandra who was already
an Artisan, I started creating stoneware objects..
We work mainly with ceramic stoneware and porcelain to create
utilitarian objects: plates, jugs, bowls, cups etc. and
plant-related objects such as hanging baskets. Pieces are
either thrown on the wheel by Alexandra or made using the slab
method by Jean-François. We produce the enamels ourselves in
Fire, a fascinating element is intrinsically linked to Earth;
firing is therefore an important process for a potter.
Workshop / exhibit open every day from June to September
10a.m. to noon and 2p.m. to 7p.m.
July and August from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Open during the off-season but it is best to call before
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