Ignota Pothon

“I am Ignota Pothon, an art ceramist. I live in Grenoble.

The arts have always held an essential place in my life. I chose the art of ceramics because it is through this practice that I best express my artistic sensitivity.

I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius in Lithuania, then at the Métiers d’Arts in Paris. My works have won several awards in international ceramics competitions.

Pots, vases or dishes, all of my creations in white earthenware, obtained by modeling, bear the same signature: small sticks mounted with a shared center that colonize the side or the neck of the piece.

Placed one by one, they symbolize the patience of the creative gesture. Sensitive to texture effects, I work on grainy surfaces by pricking them with a needle. In this way I create a very modern, fine, and refined range of products. My pieces are baked at 1030° C in an electric oven with bright or neutral enamel finishes, shiny or matte, while keeping the raw side of the clay.”

See her pieces on the website.

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