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Fabienne Auzolle

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 787879158
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Creating a feminine universe in ceramics

  • • Fabienne studied history of art before becoming a ceramicist
  • • Her father was a horticulturist, influencing her to use flowers in her works
  • • She likes to travel to find inspiration

With degrees from Ecole Duperré and Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and collaborations with the Mobilier National and the Centre Artisanal de la Terre, Fabienne Auzolle has proven that her knowledge, coupled with the techniques she's discovered on her travels to places including Burkina Faso, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Norway, have blended together to make her the ceramicist she is today. She works mainly with enamelled faience, a European traditional fine tin-glazed pottery, but also combines ceramics with textiles to create unique sculptures and installations. Having exhibited her work in galleries, museums and international art fairs in France and abroad, she says of her career: “I have the feeling I’m dreaming my life and I’ve been so lucky.”

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Works

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Photo: © Frederic Baron Morin
Blackbird

Thousands of handmade ceramic pieces are individually pierced with a minute hole and sewn to a canvas structure. Patiently, Fabienne places each individual ceramic tessera, and, like a painting, the work starts to take shape. These circular wall pieces are inspired by the form of a mandala.

Diameter 150 cm

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist
Photo: © Frederic Baron Morin
Procession

A fascination for figurines of the virgins throughout history, especially those from the Auvergne region in France where Fabienne grew up, inspired her to create these white enamel ceramic figures. The women seem to emerge out of the clay, their heads hatching in the middle of petals, or surrounded by shells and sea anemones.

Height 42 cm

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist
Photo: © Frederic Baron Morin
Red Sun

This piece, in an array of reddish tones, intends to warm the heart of the viewer. Fabienne creates wall pieces with circular forms, directly inspired by mandalas. Her works represent a spiritual journey, and creating them requires many repetitive gestures that become meditative for Fabienne.

Diameter 150 cm

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist
Photo: © Frederic Baron Morin
Azur

The deep blue and gold hues of this circular ceramic creation evoke the multiple shades of the sea. Fabienne creates circular wall pieces inspired by mandalas. Their creation requires many repetitive gestures that become meditative for Fabienne; the end result is in turn meditative for the viewer.

Diameter 130 cm

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist
Photo: © Frederic Baron Morin
Gold Sun

Thousands of handmade gold enamel ceramic pieces are individually pierced with a minute hole and sewn to a canvas structure. Patiently, Fabienne places each individual ceramic tessera, and, like a painting, the work starts to take shape. The tesserae are not moulded but entirely worked by hand, since Fabienne does not want them to be identical; they come to life through their uniqueness.

Diameter 150 cm

Fabienne Auzolle Ceramicist

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