Conferences de Jean-Paul Azaïs

Sunday 18 September 2022
10 am -12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

1. Fondation Bruckner

Part 1: 10 am – 12.30 pm

De la terre, des plantes, un métier, des recherches (Les efflorescences, le bleu d’enfumage et les métallescences) et une expression.*

Les Aspres, inspirational wilderness.

An artist’s studio, the gestures that accompany a craft that blends earth, water, air and fire.A look at the world to understand the practice of clay glazes and wood firing.

A new implementation of ancient Mediterranean ceramic techniques (effect blue Tyndall). A universe of simple shapes with fired skins which come to life and become the support of a language which is proof of a profound communion with nature.

Part 2: 1.30 pm-3.30 pm

Kali : des micelles d’argile, de la cendre et la noix de galle.*  

Greek glazes, nature’s clay glazes.Composition (K+, Mg++) and microstructures (corundrum) of the vitrified coatings of terra sigilattas from La Graufesenque as shown by the research carried out at CNRS-Cemes in Toulouse.

St Luke’s revelation: the study of a muddy puddle as key to understanding the mysteries of Gallo-Roman sigilattas’ glazes.

The precious role of tannin.

A recipe to obtain a shiny clay glaze after firing without burnishing.

An ode to puddles.

The conferences will be in French
Please be advised that it is recommended to bring a packed lunch should you wish to attend both conferences.

Admission is free but there are limited places available.
*Registration is compulsory

Exhibition at Aubert Jansem Galerie

1. Bruckner Foundation – Ceramics Centre

Chemin de Grange-Collomb 38
1227 Carouge
022 300 07 18