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Sylvie Enjalbert

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist
Contact
French, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 661774610
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In touch with the earth

  • • Sylvie uses an ancient technique from Latin America
  • • Her works question the link between man and nature
  • • She has undertaken artistic residencies in Japan and China

“My first encounter with ceramics was a bit by chance,” says Sylvie Enjalbert, who moved to Chile in the early 2000s in search of a new adventure. While living and working in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, surrounded by its arid landscape, she discovered clay in a local workshop. It was during this chance encounter that she felt deeply touched as well as challenged by the material, and learned an ancient technique, which she still uses today. She returned to France seven years later to continue her research into clay, creating her workshop in 2011 in the Pyrenees. Using her hands to shape and texture her pots, her technique requires a slowness that is "almost meditative".

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Works

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Straight standing vessel

This hand coiled stoneware vessel is part of Sylvie Enjalbert's Standing Vessel series, which she started in 2018 during her artistic residency in Jingdezhen, China. The vessel has been left unglazed with its natural brown hue.

Height 63 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist
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Slate vessel

This hand coiled vessel with two ridges is part of Sylvie Enjalbert's Standing Vessel series, which she started in 2018 during her artistic residency in Jingdezhen, China. The colour of the vessel is close to that of slate, an aspect that Sylvie likes to play with in a number of her creations.

Height 28 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist
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Eccentric vessel on rounded bottom

This hand coiled vessel with one ridge forms part of Sylvie Enjalbert’s Eccentric series, which she started during her artistic residency in 2015 in Shigaraki, Japan. The stoneware vessel has been left unglazed with its natural brown hue.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 35 cm

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist
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Archaïc vessel with three little handles

This hand coiled vessel is balanced on a rounded bottom. The little handles near the opening are an echo of an antique pot and serve a solely decorative purpose. This unglazed ceramic pot was part of Sylvie Enjalbert’s very first series of vessels.

Height 20 cm
Diameter 21 cm

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist
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Rounded shape on a foot

This hand coiled vessel with two ridges is part of Sylvie Enjalbert's Standing Vessel series, which she started in 2018 during her artistic residency in Jingdezhen, China. The vessel has been left unglazed with its natural brown hue.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 48 cm

Sylvie Enjalbert Ceramicist

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