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Danielle SIMON

Ceramic sculptures

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

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

I was trained at La Borne (international ceramics center) specialised in primitive technics. my artistic journey continued for 3 years at the Fontaine d'Ananda in research.

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

My workshop and my shop are located there.



In the night of my studio, 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. Angels have been whispering in my ear for over 20 years. I devote a large part of my work to shaping them and giving them substance and restoring the taste of a dialogue with their message in our daily  ...


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 comes 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 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, the mystery of our soul.

I offer at my place, courses and internships to discover RAKU ceramic sculpture in a celebration of life approach.

Training - Inspiration

Training at La Borne (international center of ceramics) in 2017 2018 with students of Jean and Jacqueline Lerat in primitive ceramics, Dominique Legros, with Marie Dreux in sacred art, and in residence for 2 years at the Fontaine d'Ananda in research.

My work is based on sensitive touch.

My pieces are unique and I let the hands choose the shape.

Driven by the Wabi-Sabi current and more particularly the art of sublimating imperfections, I try in my own way to combine raw gesture and the grace of nature.

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