Born in the Dordogne in 1944, first a photographer then a
ceramicist, three years of visual arts studies and having
always been attracted to sculpture, it was not until 1986 that
Jean-Pierre Tauzia decided to devote himself to sculpture full
Today he is a member of the Maison des Artists, works as a
sculptor at Mauzac et Grand Castang and exhibits regularly
every year in Aquitaine.
I create original sculptures with my principal themes being
the female body and, to a lesser degree, animals. These are
either unique pieces or small series of bronzes that I make in
my workshop. My works are signed and sold with a Certificate
of Authenticity. My activity covers various disciplines:
direct carving, modelling, mould-making, ceramic firing,
bronze smelting, metal soldering, engraving and patina.
I also offer beginners courses in sculpture from May to
October (please contact me for more information).
My raw material is the ink through which I can best express my
thoughts. My work is based on the form and interpretation of
volume. I enjoy working with clay because of the way in which
it transmits every emotion that runs through one's finger
tips. I like to see the patina of time, or elements such as
fire, on the materials - the traces they leave - and this is
my main reason for choosing to work in clay or bronze. To go
from one medium to another I needed only to learn the mastery
of wax - and that mission is now accomplished. My art involves
trying to establish a link between the mineral and the living;
between the base element and the present object.