Ariane Coissieux


Fine art in everyday life

 

Child of nature, daughter of ceramist, infant of a wide desertic universe where horses are born and live freely...

 

Child of the Larzac, on the border of the Cévennes, Ariane‘s first ceramics were created during her early childhood in her father’s studio.

The nature surrounding her studio has helped shape her and continues to inspire her today.

Her world fuses tradition and design, authenticity and modernity, poetry and a high level of technique, with a deeply rooted ethic of the art and craft of ceramics .

She never hesitates to exploit the full potential of the materials she works with, and her creativity always goes hand-in-hand with a meticulous attention to detail.

Her ceramics collection includes unique pieces ranging from artistic, to architectural pieces which fit perfectly into any environment.

 

An exploration of the sensuality of line, the magic of high-fire glazes and a thousand and one shimmers of  Oilspots, Celadons, Copper Reds, Shün... an unending quest of textures and colours, made with natural raw materials, this is without contest the most difficult (and exciting!) part of her creation process. The are many  struggles and failures... but these are quickly forgotten when there is success---there is so much joy to share !

 

Ariane is a traveler, open to the world around her.  For the past 15 years, her work has been  exhibited world-wide- from Taiwan to the USA, Singapore, Paris, Brussels—all throughout Europe, as well as the  Ancestral Imperial Temple in the Forbidden City, Beijing ,China  ...

 

She also directs the professional ceramics school founded by her father 40 years ago, so she has the pleasure as well as the duty of teaching techniques and sharing cultures of this wonderful way of finding joy every day: being a ceramist !

L'Art dans le quotidien

 

Enfant de la nature, enfant de céramiste, enfant d’un vaste univers désertique où naissent et vivent les chevaux, fille du Larzac en bordure des Cévennes, Ariane pratique la céramique depuis son plus jeune âge. La nature environnant son atelier l’a façonnée et l’inspire. Son monde est ancré dans une éthique du métier où tradition et design, authenticité et modernité, poésie et haute technicité fusionnent.

Ariane n’hésite pas à utiliser toutes les potentialités de l’argile qu’elle façonne. Et toujours,  la précision jusqu’au moindre détail.

Son savoir-faire de céramiste Maître Artisan d’Art offre un panel de pièces uniques qui s’étend de l’artistique à l’architectural, s’intégrant parfaitement dans leur environnement.

Sensualité de la ligne, magie du feu, 1001 lueurs d’émail haute température: Gouttes d’Huile, Céladons, Rouges de Cuivre, Chün... quête infinie de matières, textures et couleurs à base de matières naturelles, sans conteste la partie la plus difficile de sa création.  Que de luttes et d’échecs bien vite oubliés, quand la réussite est là, que de joie à partager !

Voyageuse, ouverte sur le monde, Ariane voit ses pièces rayonner de Taïwan aux USA, dans de nombreux pays
européens en passant par Paris, Bruxelles, Singapour,  jusque dans le Temple Impérial Ancestral de la
Cité Interdite de Pékin  (Chine).
Elle dirige également l’Ecole des Céramistes fondée par son père il y a 40 ans, où elle  perpétue le devoir de
transmission avec bonheur, partageant techniques et cultures de ce merveilleux moyen de cueillir la joie
quotidienne : être céramiste.



EXPERIENCE

Professional Ceramist since 1995, Ariane C teaches at the professional ceramics school AGIR Céramique – and has been sole director since 2008

Member of national CAP diploma examining board.

 

EXHIBITIONS – SHOWS - EVENTS (most important)

2018    Raku sculpture symposium Silpakorn University (Thailand) Team-work with R. Keitel:  Firesculpture  for closing ceremony of symposium
              
Conceptstore ‘Empreintes’ – Paris (Marais)

2017      Selection for Biennale Museo Gualdo Tadino (Faenza, Italy) Exhibition and symposium at Yixing Museum (China)

               Maison et Objet (Paris, France)

2016     Ruoshui Gallery (Taipei, Taïwan)
                Talee Department Store (Kaohsiung, Taïwan)
                Chawanexpo (Miaoli, Taïwan)

                10th International Terracotta Symposium (Eskisehir, Turkey)                                

                Conceptstore Ateliers d’Art de France Paris (Marais)

                 BHV Marais (Paris, France)
2015        Forbidden City Imperial Ancestral Temple
  (Pekin,China)

                  International Symposium Woodfiring Festival  (Macsabal, China)

                   18th Chawanexpo  (Tenessee, USA)

                   “Messages from Clay”  (Vichte, Belgium)

                    10 years Chawanexpo  (Hemiksem, Belgium)       

2014          Design Map Cité du Design (St Etienne,France)

                    Paris design week  Now! le Off  (France)

                    Conceptstore St Ouen (Paris)

                    International Chawanexpo  (Singapore)

                    Art Essex Gallery (USA)

                    Galerie  « 7 in Luxembourg »

2013           Official selection in an International ceramics   competition at the 'Museu Alcora' (Spain)

                    Chawanexpo International (Kaohsiung, Taïwan)

                     Triennale ceramic design Museum SAFFI Este (Italy)

                     Museum  Salernes : « Carreau d’or » Maison de la Céramique Architecturale (France)

                     Galerie  7 (Luxembourg) »

                     IF Concept (Paris, France)

                     Soubis (Paris, France)

                     Art Essex Gallery (USA)

2007           Solo expo 'NISKA'  Gallery (Locarno, Swizerland)

2002           Solo expo 'A l’Oeuvre' Gallery( Montpellier, France)

2001            invited for Ceramics Fair Villamartin (Andalusia , Spain)

2000            Selection for international Ceramics concourse (Lapeenranta, Finland)

                      Selection for prestige exhibition Reg’Art, Pope Palast Avignon (France)

1999           Solo exhibition 'Kolinsky' Gallery (Nîmes, France)

                       3rd International Ceramics Biennale (Bruxelles, Belgium)

 

1998             European mural tiling project  (Paredes de Coura, Portugal)

 

LATEST PUBLIC LECTURES (Most important)
2016            Architectural ceramics and high-fire glaze research
University: Asian  Pacific Institute of Creativity
  (Miaoli, Taïwan) (2 h)

 

Chawanexpo (Art center Miaoli, Taïwan) (90 min)
Talee Department Store (Kaohsiung, Taïwan) (60 min)
                    Dragons and Horses  - techniques and cultures
 Talee Department Store (Kaohsiung, Taïwan) (60 min)
2015          New cooking and ceramics art (Aniane, France) (60 min)

 

TRAINING –  EDUCATION – DILPOMAS
2009            Master Art Craftsman title CMA
2000 – 2001 : Master Craftsman Diploma
1996            Ceramics Apprenticeship Diploma  CFA de Sèvres (France)
1997             Diploma in Ceramics Crafts  (AGIR Céramique, France)
1994 :          2 Year Degree in Biology, Montpellier II University (France)
1994-98 : Apprenticeship in the fathers studio (AGIR Céramique)         
1991 :          High-School Diploma (Graduated with Honors), André Chamson High-School (Le Vigan, France)