Marie des Courtils, ceramic artist

Paris, Île-de-France

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A family heritage

Clay is a family heritage. I started practicing ceramics after many years of observing my grandmother. I, in turn, became active by the earth. In 2014, I created my own ceramic workshop to finally give the earth its place.

Today, clay has become a medium capable of making me look at the world, a friend with whom I work together, a language to perform my thought.

From pottery to sculpture, I look for that delicate border that guarantees harmony between the wild and the cultivated, between the outside and the intimate, maintaining the essential: the raw earth and the bowl that dialogue with the sophistication of enamel and figurative sculpture.

My sculptures are mythical creatures symbolizing the path from the intimate to the otherness. Similarly, I turn and model my bowls so that they contain the viatic before the confrontation with the world. Each container must be harmonious for the look, soft to the touch and reassuring to wear.

I work with the white or black sandstone that I model and turn to give them simple lines. The black stoneware is painted with a porcelain slurry to make the enamels luminous. These high-temperature enamels, which play on shades of blue and green, are there to crimp the earth, to highlight it whether I leave it raw or that I soften it with enamels with natural hues because it is the most important. It bears the imprint of gesture and thought. The earth is at the center of my work because it is the support of life and the guardian of its memory.

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