Ateliers d'Art de France

Collection

Nani Champy Schott


My ceramics are fashioned freely by hand, with fire clay that I prepare myself. I pay close attention to surfaces, textures and colouring. To create the colours, I apply layer upon layer of coloured slips and enamels.

My shapes, colours and materials are inspired by nature, plants and the underwater world, with bark or leaves, a stone or a shell, a human or an animal. Everyone is free to see and sense something different in my work, but the most important thing for me is to convey an emotion.

The objects in the series ‘l’un et l’autre’ (one and the other) offer a juxtaposition of different shapes, materials and colours that are often highly contrasting. They interlock with each other to form a whole.

I use the flexibility of the clay to give it movement and bring it to life. This work appeals to the senses, the objects cry out to be touched and stroked. Sensitivity and sensuality are at the centre of this study of duality (in the broad sense of the term) and cohabitation, symbiosis and complementarity.

Nani Champy Schott
Ceramist, born in 1959
Lives and works in Plaisir, France
Member of the International Academy of Ceramics

Main exhibitions

2018 

  • Les Journées de la Céramique, Paris, France
  • Miroir des Sentiments, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2017          

  • Couple, Galerie Collection, Paris, France
  • Schloss Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Viviane S., Ceramic center, La Borne, France
  • Salon Céramique 14, Paris, France
  • Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2016

  • Viviane S., 19 rue Paul Fort, Paris, France
  • Galerie 22, Coustellet, France
  • Biennale de céramique, Saint-Cergue, Switzerland

2015 

  • Keramikmuseum, Stauffen, Germany
  • Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France

2014

  • Artistes nomades, Aubais, France
  • Galerie Le Corbusier, Trappes, France
  • Salon Résonance(s), Strasbourg, France

2013 

  • Solo exhibition, Ceramic center, La Borne, France

  • Solo exhibition, Galerie Accroterre, Paris, France

2012 

  • Symposium Raku, Giroussens, France
  • Keramikum, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Résonance(s) fair, Strasbourg, France

Residencies

  • Workshop, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

Works in public collections

  • Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France
  • Musée Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France
  • Grassimuseum, Leipzig, Germany
  • Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

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