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Alistair Danhieux

Alistair Danhieux © Gilles Leimdorfer
Alistair Danhieux © Gilles Leimdorfer

Alistair Danhieux is of British origin and he left his native country at the age of 18 to embark on a long trip, particularly to India and West Africa. His trip then led him to Puisaye, where he discovered ceramics. He decided to spend a year and a half training at the CNIFOP (International Arts and Ceramics Training Centre) in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye where he later settled his workshop with his partner. His work now focuses on unique stoneware and porcelain pieces hand painted with pure lines and graphic and black linear decorations.

With a paintbrush, Alistair Danhieux applies his decorations, conjuring up multiple worlds, from traditional tattoos to Indian mandalas. He first draws his black serial patterns on paper and then applies them on the turned piece. They then seem to gradually detach from the spotless white background on which they are fixed and come alive. The line proliferates on the material and makes up hypnotic and almost organic shapes. The piece, saturated with patterns, suddenly seems to come to life, taken over by movements and beats. The artist multiplies contrasts, between black and white and between materials.

Alistair Danhieux
Ceramist, born in 1975 in Crewe, in the United Kingdom
Lives and works in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye



  • De trames en sinuosités. Cartographie sensible, galerie Terra Viva, Saint-Quentin la Poterie, France

  • Salon Maison&Objet, espace Craft, Villepinte, FR


  • « Rouge ou noir, Confrontations », Musée de la Céramique, Lezoux, FR


  • "Céramistes contemporains de Puisaye", avec Robert Deblander & Nathalie Pierlot, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, FR


  • Rétrospective 2015 ", Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste, Toucy


  • Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy


  • Galerie Le Don du Fel, Le Fel, FR


  • Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy


  • Galerie Quincampoix, Paris, FR
  • Galerie Evelyne Heno, Paris, FR
  • Galerie Argile, Clermont-Ferrand, FR


  • APCP, Couvent de Treigny, FR
  • Espace St Jean, Melun, FR
  • Galerie Sparts, Paris, FR


  • Rétrospective 2009 ", Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste, Toucy, FR
  • Terres d'Empreintes " au S.E.L., Sèvres, FR
  • Exposition personnelle chez “ Joaquin Berao " Joailler à Madrid, SP
  • Galerie Thalie, Paris, FR
  • Circuit céramique. La scène française contemporaine ", Sèvres- Cité de la Céramique, FR


  • Galerie Dialogos, Paris
  • Couvent de Treigny, organisé par l'APCP
  • Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste à Toucy, FR
  • Salon Céramique 14, Paris, FR


  • Espace Céramiques Jacques Jeanneney, St Amand en Puisaye, FR
  • La Grande Galerie, Civray, FR
  • Mille et une bouteilles", APCP, Le Couvent, Treigny, FR
  • Autour du Livre" une exposition Espace Dialogos à Cachan et Galerie Dialogos à Paris, FR


  • Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique (ensemble de 3 pièces)
  • Musée de Sens
  • Musée de Melun



  • Prix du Jury aux Journées de la Céramique de Sens.


  • Prix du Jury à “ Céramiques sur Seine ", Melun. 

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