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jean-fansçois Fouilhoux

Jean-François Fouilhoux has undertaken his own artistic research based on traditional Chinese glaze. For more than twenty years he has passionately explored the potential of “Celadon” glaze when used on resolutely contemporary sculptures.
Fouilhoux is known as “the master of celadon” and he describes his work with celadon in a very poetic way:
“What am I looking for? My philosophers' stone is translucid inside, satiny and polished on the outside. Seen under a low magnification, the surface from a celadon resembles the sea seen from a balloon, covered with a multitude of minuscule wavelets, packed closely together, like a myriad of crystals, creating the greasy, silky, waxy reflection, depending on the shape, the size and the number of micro-reliefs. Deep within the glaze the crystals provide the murky, enchanting translucidity. Experiment shows that the crystallisation on the surface is the most important. Breathe onto any transparent celadon; the condensation deposed as minuscule droplets creates a layer and a magical reflection… And then the dream evaporates. It is this mineral and unctuous aspect which I want to give to my sculptures, so that they live through and by the light.”

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A stunning carved stoneware bowl which is glazed in a jade like celadon glaze. The bowl rests on four small carved pads. Impressed mark of Jean- Fancois Fouilhoux.
Size: h.11.0 mm Ø.23.0 mm (widest)
Ref: OC/JFF01
Price: £850.00

 

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