Sevres in the 21st century

In an earlier post I mentioned visiting the historic porcelain house in Sevres, on the south western edge of Paris.

Our visit coincided with a truly fabulous exhibition of contemporary ceramics. We were only expecting to see the Chateau’s collection and even then we were surprised to see the permanent collection is not just based on porcelain produced at this famous historic chateau and atelier but that they have collected fine works from all over the world that depict the various ceramic traditions. They also have a tradition of commissioning or working in conjunction with contemporary artists to access their facilities or to work as artists in residence. One example is a piece in the collection by the artist Johan Creten (a Belgian based in Paris) whose larger body of work produced at Sevres was the special exhibition in the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris last year.

Circuits Ceramiques is on from 15 Sept.010 to 10 Jan. 2011.It comprises ceramics featuring French artists, designers and architects. The diverse form of ceramics is here for you to enjoy as we did at the Musee.

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  1. #1 by Debra Kolkka on September 28, 2010 - 9:29 am

    I’m sure you wanted to take some of these home with you.

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