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 Catherine Alcaraz, Clay and Painting


I always drew during my childhood. My mother, who was Coco Chanel’s right hand, gave me a taste for fashion design. At the end of high school, I went to a fashion design school for two years. I worked in this profession for five years. Then a total change: in the 1980s micro-computers aroused my curiosity. After training, I became a layout specialist using desktop publishing. Then I worked in a trades training centre for the press. Then I trained as a layout specialist with desktop publishing and worked in printing and advertising agencies for some years.
I then worked in a training centre for press trades as a leader of courses to present products.
In 2001, the big departure to the Dordogne, with husband and children, setting up in Buisson de Cadouin.
And there, I decided to get into what I always wanted to do: painting ...! I also had training in using the potter’s wheel and clay modelling in Buisson de Cadouin for two years.
In 2004 I met Anne Marty; since then, we work with four hands ...


Creation of unique works in acrylic and oil paints, sketches in ink, charcoal, watercolour ...; modelling in chamotte clay.
Working with four hands with Catherine:
Custom-made projects in different media, such as:
- paintings on glass
- murals
- paintings on canvas or wood
- imitation stained glass windows



“With one eye, observe the outside world, with the other, look deep inside yourself” quote from Amadeo Modigliani. We work with our soul, our spirit and our energy to put colour, play with light, dark, shades, depths ... Painting is a message from the person who paints to the beholder. Clay is a material that we love mixing in our hands in order to shape it. Sometimes, it “speaks” to us and decides what object it will become. One is not always master of oneself. Emotion, thought, observation give rise to a work of this noble element on which we walk.


Courses for children or adults on various topics and techniques:
drawing, painting, clay.

Information, prices and registration:
+33 (0)6 83 76 65 07 or +33 (0)6 74 77 03 8

Catherine Alcaraz
Clay and Painting

24 480 Le Buisson de Cadouin
Tel : +33 (0)6 83 76 65 07 or +33 (0)6 74 77 03 83
Email : 

The Workshop / Gallery is open by appointment



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