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paris contemporary ceramics

updated tue 1 may 07

 

Kat Morrell on thu 26 apr 07


Hi all,

I'm jetting off to Paris in 2 weeks (I just love saying that - sounds so
cosmopolitan)

I would like to visit some galleries showing contemporary ceramics. When I
do a Google search on ceramics or clay in Paris I find lots of showings of
antiquities and historic ceramics. Can anyone point me in the direction of
galleries or neighborhoods where I would come across the current clay scene
in Paris?

Au revoir and Gracias.



Kat Morrell

Marcia Selsor on fri 27 apr 07


There is usually an exhibition at the Sevres Museum. Also the Louvre
of Antiques near the Louvre has a great collection of ceramics
throughout the mall including Picasso and Paliisy. There are
neighborhoods of galleries as well but I can't think of them off hand.

Marcia Selsor
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lela martens on fri 27 apr 07


Try a search using words like `tourist` or `travel` Paris.
One can often get a page that will list clubs, museums, galleries,
restraunts, etc.
Have fun!
Best wishes from Lela who is working on inventory to sell so can
get back to Europe ASAP...It will take awhile. :>(

>Hi all,
>
>I'm jetting off to Paris in 2 weeks (I just love saying that - sounds so
>cosmopolitan)
>
>I would like to visit some galleries showing contemporary ceramics. When I
>do a Google search on ceramics or clay in Paris I find lots of showings of
>antiquities and historic ceramics. Can anyone point me in the direction of
>galleries or neighborhoods where I would come across the current clay scene
>in Paris?
>

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Jacqueline Miller on fri 27 apr 07


The Military Medical museum, Le Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
au Val-de-Grace, of all places has a room chock full of gorgeous
majolica. It is totally the antithesis of everything else there.
Someone donated the collection I suppose because some of the
containers were for medicinal remedies, but some have no obvious
relationship to medicine.
Jackie

On 4/27/07, lela martens wrote:
> Try a search using words like `tourist` or `travel` Paris.
> One can often get a page that will list clubs, museums, galleries,
> restraunts, etc.
> Have fun!
> Best wishes from Lela who is working on inventory to sell so can
> get back to Europe ASAP...It will take awhile. :>(
>
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I'm jetting off to Paris in 2 weeks (I just love saying that - sounds so
> >cosmopolitan)
> >
> >I would like to visit some galleries showing contemporary ceramics. When I
> >do a Google search on ceramics or clay in Paris I find lots of showings of
> >antiquities and historic ceramics. Can anyone point me in the direction of
> >galleries or neighborhoods where I would come across the current clay scene
> >in Paris?
> >
>
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Jenny Lewis on sat 28 apr 07


Hi Kat

I am also jetting off to Paris soon! - although not exactly jetting really, as I'm going by Eurostar. In early July there is a weekend ceramics event going on. I have been doing some searching for places to see studio pots, and so far not found much information. I will keep trying though. I'm hoping the Journees de la Ceramique will be a good lead to places to visit.

Last year's event is online: http://www.journees-de-la-ceramique.com/
some nice pots to drool over in picture form at least.

Bon voyage

Jenny Lewis
in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

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Marie-Claire Stil on sun 29 apr 07


Hi Kat&Jenny,

In Paris you could buy Pariscope, a booklet sold at every kiosk around =
the
metro's which will give you many informations about the happenings =
during
the actual week (from Wednesday to Wednesday if I remember it right).

Two galleries:
-DM Sarver
106 Rue Vielle du Temple (3e arrondissement)
-gallerie Ortilles-Fourcat
40 Rue Quincampoix (4e arrondissement)
used to show very beautiful contemporary ceramics.
There are also a few in the neighbourhood of those two if you keep =
wandering
around.

Les joun=E9es de la C=E9ramique are a real treat if you are there at the =
right
time.

Happy stay in Paris,

Marie-Claire,
Switzerland

Russel Fouts on tue 1 may 07


Marie,

Long time no read! So you're in Switzerland now?

Kat and Jenny,

>>
Two galleries:
-DM Sarver
106 Rue Vielle du Temple (3e arrondissement)
-gallerie Ortilles-Fourcat
40 Rue Quincampoix (4e arrondissement)
used to show very beautiful contemporary ceramics.
There are also a few in the neighbourhood of those two if you keep =
wandering
around.
>>

I'm sorry to say that DM Sarver is closed. I think he died a few years
back. When I met him about 10 years ago, he already wasn't doing too
good. It was one of the top galleries for ceramics and glass.

Gallerie Ortilles-Fourcat are also closed.

There is a new gallery that's very good called the Carlin Gallery. I
think it's in St Germain.

As soon as you get there go to the FNAC or any large book store and pick
up the most recent copy of La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre. It
comes out every month and will have all the ceramic and glass
exhibitions in it.

You might even be able to pick up a copy at the fair. I think they are
one of the sponsors.

Have a great time!