Conference < Contemporary Ceramics in France by Christine Waxweiler >
Date: May 4th, Monday
Time: 11:00 am
NAME: WAXWEILER CHRISTINE
YEAR OF BIRTH: 23 June 1959
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: France
My sculptor tells a history with different symbols. Each person who looks at her fined a variant of the story. The imagination of each invents its own reading of the sculpture. I take some events, good and bad memories, and impression and finally I finish the gesture by textile. I use several borrowing of crochet doilies at the bottom of my ceramics. I try to insert some proportion the golden ratio (golden rule) especially in the form – in the golden rectangle – and also in the final representation openwork.
I mix different clays for to find the material which suit me. I like nature and I am inspired. I am fascinated by the complex patterns, into colors, and bark of trees. I made my own enamel. The “crochet” is also an international link like the ceramic. It is a strong link between generation that is transmitted from mother to child and grandmother.
My work is always in evolution thanks to several discoveries and challenges. I am very sensitive to color and texture.
I work the ceramic as hook with empty and full. Ceramic can catch the light and to play with the shadow of it. It seems to me that the relationship between the two materials is smooth and follows the same way.
1982 – Fine Arts from Nancy (France)
Shanghai: French Art Tour – Gallery Tao
Singapore: Maison & Objet Asia – Singapore
Singapore: Chawan International Exhibition _Singapore
France: Gallery A’ Rebours Renaissance _ Charroux Exhibition solo.
Taiwan: Chawan International Exhibition _ Kaohsiung
France: Paris, Gallery Tenri
Japan: Osaka, Living and Design; Kobe, Gallery Abiesfirma
France: Paris, Gallery Collection “Trés-Or”
Japan: Kobe, Gallery Grace; Kyoto; Tokyo, Gallery Noriko Ushijima
Japan: Osaka, Ikebana; Kobe, Gallery Sonada, Gallery Grace; Kyoto, Gallery Chemin; Tokyo, Ambiante Lifestyle
France: Paris, Cadeaux à p’Art
Japan: Osaka, Art Marché, Marché de Bizen, Gallery Prince, Kyoto, Gallery Chemin
Germany: Berlin, Grand Marché de l’Art Contemporain
France: Paris, Galerie Niel; Vincennes, Grand Marché de l’Art Contemporain
Japan: Osaka, Art Marché, Gallery Yamaki; Kyoto, Gallery Yamaso…
France: Saintes, Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics
France: Nancy, Gallery Héré
Membership: Delegate Regional of Limousin Ateliers d’Art de France
France: Auction sales: Audap & Mirabaud – Drouot Paris;
Japan: Kyoto, Tankosha, creation Chawan for tea ceremony Ura SanKe
Japan: Aïchi Exhibition Universel _ Museum of Seto
Japan: Nagoya, French Ceramic history of yesterday and today
Algeria: Museum Fine Arts Alger – Japanese ceramic history.
Gallery Art/Nature –Poitiers – France
Museum of Seto – Japan
Galerie Abiesfirma- Japan
Mr Josset – Jazz International Pianist
Mr Dumaierain – Architect
Mr Michel Jau : Prefect _ Limoges (France)
Mayor of Bizen – Japan ….