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Valérie Lebrun

Valérie Lebrun Ceramicist
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 766690443
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Movement captured in ceramics

  • • Valérie manipulates clay as if it were fabric
  • • She makes contemporary artistic ceramics
  • • Trainees regularly work with her

After working as a costume designer for 13 years, Valérie Lebrun left for a professional reintegration project where she was in charge of public mosaic commissions. Aiming to create gigantic human sculptures out of ceramics and mosaics, she did a diploma at the Institut de Céramique de Sèvres. But Valérie never made these sculptures. “When I arrived in Sèvres, I unwittingly adopted its very strong culture,” and so she started to develop her own work instead. After graduating, she exhibited at Galerie Pierre, one of the most important galleries in France. Other exhibitions followed, showcasing her organic pieces which explore the theme of movement and the process of addition. She now lives in Burgundy, where she creates in a spacious workshop, her “bohemian home”, as she calls it.

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Works

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Nature Morte

This dance of dreamlike fruits is made in porcelain with a transparent glaze. This piece has Valérie’s signature lush organic aesthetic, balanced with very fine porcelain work.

Length 45 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 38 cm

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Nature Morte

The sculpture by Valérie Lebrun depicts a generous bowl of fruits, resembling a lush Renaissance still-life centrepiece. Three wide gold patina borders enhance the sculpture, giving the white porcelain a luxurious finish.

Diameter 45 cm
Height 63 cm

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Mutation

This is a ball of petals in porcelain with a black iron oxide patina and a transparent glaze. At the heart of the foliage is a group of grey pistils in coloured porcelain, like hidden treasure. The whole is topped by a crown of vines in raw stoneware.

Diameter 27 cm
Height 32 cm

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Racines

This sculpture resembles a dense set of roots topped by unfolding petals. The stoneware is covered with a bronze glaze and the edges are embellished with gold, enhancing the whole piece.

Diameter 37 cm
Height 43 cm

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Eclosion

This sculpture resembles a bouquet of porcelain pistils surrounded by petals enamelled with a transparent glaze. The whole rests on a core of plant branches enamelled with a matt white glaze. The piece has the signature organic aesthetic Valérie Lebrun is known for.

Diameter 47 cm
Height 40 cm

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