Juliette Clovis cultivates the iconic know-how of Limoges porcelain. An ancient technique she learned at the La Seynie Manufacture, the first Limoges factory founded in 1774. Juliette Clovis dust off the classical ceramic bust with her chimeric, half human and half vegetable sculptures.
Juliette Clovis always starts from the same base, a single plaster mold. From a white bust in enamel, absolutely raw, the artist creates a totally unique piece. By painting it by hand and adding other porcelain motifs, it gives life and identity to each bust.
Juliette Clovis creates a civilization where nature takes back its rights. A sort of Atlantis revisited. Pavona and Millepora embody characters devoured by plants of the same name. Fire corals and anemones that are menacing predators and extremely voracious. Her busts are like the wreck of a boat where aquatic fauna and flora come to live there. Besides, would they themselves be wrecks stranded? Eyes closed, white, inert as dead, they are gnawed by this vegetation that cries for life.
Born in Poitiers in 1978, Juliette Clovis lives and works in Bordeaux (France)
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