Sèvres – Cuisson au four à bois 2016

The ‘test of fire’ - Contemporary art on Sèvres vases in a 19th century wood kiln

Sèvres - Cité de la céramique - 2016

Since its creation in 1740, the Manufacture de Sèvres has been pivotal in bringing artists together. The artisanal techniques they specialize in have enabled the most exceptional, innovative pieces to be created, under the direction of both famous and new artists. In October 2016, for the first time in ten years, Sèvres repaired and relit the biggest of its six wood kilns that dates from the 19th century. Three major contemporary artists were invited to the Manufacture in honour of this event: Nicolas Buffe, Philippe Cognée and Barthélémy Toguo. They threw themselves into this ‘test of fire’, painting on Sèvres vases.

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FILM 31  DEFOURNEMENT 1er résultats

Le Souffle de Sèvres, a series of films


Four à Bois 2016

film-making Rachel Seddoh & Luc Riolon
Music Félix Sabal Lecco

Le Souffle de Sèvres

Photo Credits : Sèvres, Cité de la céramique, Gérard Jonca

The test of fire: exhibition of the vases

3 exhibitions are scheduled :
At the National Museum of Ceramics:
December 7 to January 8, 2017
At the BRAFA in Brussels:
January 18-29, 2017
At the Galerie de Sèvres in Paris:
February 14 to April 15, 2017

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