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Danielle SIMON

Ceramic sculptures

I plunged my hands into the earth 7 years ago and have never left it. For and through her I changed my life. The earth and the 3 dimensions connect me directly to the sacred.


My taste for tradition and the sacred naturally led me to study the primitive and ritual techniques at the origin of the history of ceramics.

Trained at La Borne (international ceramics center) in 2017 2018 with students of Jean and Jacqueline Lerat in primitive ceramics, Dominique Legros, with Marie Dreux in sacred art, my artistic journey continued_cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ in residence for 2 years at the Fontaine d'Ananda in research.

I created a place of life dedicated to beauty and healing and self-discovery through ceramics.

My workshop and my shop are located there.

During the night of my traveling workshop, I sculpt faces. I model and let my hands search for the expressions, the sensitive, the intimate and the vulnerability of the living.  I let myself be surprised by the emotions that reveal themselves spontaneously. I then shape the bodies more quickly.




My pieces are all unique and come from a spontaneous production, a meditation. I like to let chance act from the design of the piece. I am especially influenced and nourished by the sacred art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, sometimes Celtic and Byzantine art.
My gesture wants to be raw, natural, sometimes wild and the materials not very elaborate in appearance in search of the sensitive, of grace. I work with very natural Baillet clay and oxides. Each piece is
from a prayer. Each face is unique and bears the imprint of my intimate universe.
Through a sensitive touch, I seek to make the invisible visible and to sublimate the vulnerability of the living.


"It is essential to take care of this sky within us, invisible to others, of this sanctuary that life has built for us and inhabited by messengers, those who, in multiple ways, have inspired us, led us to the best of us- same.
In all the places inhabited by suffering there are also fords, crossing thresholds, intense knots of mystery."


Raku ceramics and its leap into abandonment to the work of the invisible is a way of understanding how nature and the forces reveal this mystery.

I propose on my place courses and internship of discovery of the ceramic sculpture RAKU in an approach of celebration of the living.


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