Crystallines 2005, Vallauris, France, April 2 - May 8
Virtual Exhibition Tour
on each Artist's name for a Biography.
Artists are presented in REVERSE alphabetical order
Historic Gilbert Metenier Porcelain
Interior, L'Espace Grandjean
& Denyse Simair
Gilles Bouttaz, historic Sevres porcelain
Exterior, L'Espace Grandjean
few artist's work was particularly
These folks take the prize for the most incredible crystals. Some of the crystals were six and seven inches in diameter! Many were very nearly completely isolated. The crystals were very deep, lustrous, shimmering and three-dimensional. The grounds were glossy and glassy. There were no distracting secondary or misshapen "baby" crystals in the background. The pastel colors were beautiful.
There's always room for improvement, right? A little more variety of shapes and colors would be nice.
Silver crystals on a black ground are always striking.
These bowl-like forms were "footless" - the bottoms were completely glazed. No glaze was applied to the interiors, and the pieces were fired upside-down, supported on unglazed "phalluses." After firing, gold leaf was applied to the interiors.
Monsieur Fichot's reduced copper red crystals were also interesting.
Pleasant semi-matte surfaces.
Very nice pastel colors.
Outstanding growth rings, with amazing contrast and color variety between the crystal interiors, the growth rings and the backgrounds.
Nice reduced copper reds.
Another good example of silver crystals on a black ground.
Denis "The Eggman" Caraty casts his forms.
Denis maintains the biggest French-language ceramics information site for artists at: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/smart2000/ . It contains thousands of articles and recipes, many of which are translated into English.
I built this page, so I get to include a
Hope you enjoyed the show!