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Françoise Joris

  • Porcelain maker
  • Tarcienne, Belgium
  • Master Artisan
Françoise Joris Porcelain maker
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 71218028
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A porcelain journey led by imagination

  • • Françoise feels her art expresses her feelings and imagination
  • • She likes to push the limits of porcelain through new techniques
  • • Firing at 1250°, her porcelain works acquire remarkable translucency

The translucency of Françoise Joris’ porcelain artworks is as captivating as light, and the result of a lifelong fascination. “I have had the visceral need to touch and shape clay since my childhood,” she says. She spent her early years in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she was born, playing with clay and shaping it into small pots and dolls. She masters paper clay, and has developed personal interpretations of Nerikomi techniques in porcelain. Her works have been exhibited in numerous international events, and she has been awarded numerous prizes, including two Honourable Mentions at the 9th and 11th International Ceramics Competition in Mino (Japan).

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Works

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Frémissements

Fine white nerikomi petals edged with three thin pink lines have been delicately assembled in a web-like structure. This voluminous, hollow piece rests on the tips of its curved petals..

Length 24 cm
Diameter 13 cm

Françoise Joris Porcelain maker
Photo: © Françoise Joris
Transformation

Almost translucent pieces of white porcelain have been assembled to create an organic shape resembling the prickly form of a pineapple. This hollow sculpture rests – almost floats – on the delicate tips of its triangular petals.

Diameter 14 cm

Françoise Joris Porcelain maker
Photo: © Françoise Joris
Black waves

Fine white nerikomi petals edged with two thin dark lines have been delicately assembled in a web-like structure. This voluminous, hollow piece rests on the tips of its curved petals.

Length 29 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 16 cm

Françoise Joris Porcelain maker
Photo: © Françoise Joris
Emotion

Fine strips of white nerikomi porcelain patterned with dark lines and dashes have been assembled to create a voluminous curving concave shell.

Length 15 cm
Width 19 cm
Height 14 cm

Françoise Joris Porcelain maker

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