Ateliers d'Art de France


Marie Rancillac

Still lifes inspire me, they celebrate the beauty of simple things. From them, I draw the naturally beautiful shapes of plants in order to create a ceramic sculpture.

What can be more appealing to a sculptor than the curves of a squash, the outline of a pear, the roundness of a turnip and other inexhaustible anthropomorphic attractions.

Fruits, flowers and vegetables are mounted in strips of chamotte stoneware then assembled in a rough clay composition. After an initial firing, a coloured slip is added in places to create a two-tone appearance of bare and pigmented clay.

For me, it is important to create an object between figuration and abstraction, a way of modelling that offers multiple interpretations without misrepresenting either the object or the material.

Now immortal, nature transformed in this way will perhaps bring us back to the Garden of Eden.

Marie Rancillac
Ceramist, born in 1960
Lives and works in Paris, France

Main exhibitions


  • L’art d’en faire tout un plat, Espace Art et Liberté, Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Pensées végétales, galerie Grès, Paris, France
  • Commission of twelve squashes, Délicata, for the gardens of château de Mauvières, France


  • Revelations biennial, Paris, France
  • Exposition solo, Centre céramique, La Borne, France
  • À fleur d’ateliers, Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris, France


  • Transmission, Galerie André Gombert, Paris, France
  • En miroir, Solo exhibition, Galerie Accroterre, Paris, France


  • Revelations biennial, Paris, France
  • Solo exhibition, Galerie Terra Viva, Saint-Quentin la Poterie, France
  • Festin, Galerie Collection, Paris, France


  • Solo exhibition, Galerie Médiart, Paris, France
  • Galerie Maznel, St Valéry-sur-Somme, France


  • Ceramic 14 fair, Paris, France
  • Les Journées de la Céramique, Paris, France


  • Solo exhibition, Boutique Talents, Paris, France
  • Hors-Série fair, Paris, France


  • Solo exhibition, Galerie L’Œil du Prince, Paris, France
  • Jardins céramiques, Château des Bouillants, Dammarie-les-lys, France
  • Contrastes fair, Roubaix, France

Public Collections


  • Sculpture in the garden, Château d’Auvers sur-Oise, France


  • Installation for the opening of the Potager, Château de la Roche Guyon, France


  • Commission of mural sculpture, Ecole Louise Michel, Gonesse, France

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