Currently on display in the Cité de l'Ecrit (Cour de la Préface) until September 5, 2020

Collection: Ceramics

Word of Greek origin: keramos means "clay". The generic term ceramic refers to all objects made from clay that have undergone an irreversible physicochemical transformation during firing at more or less high temperature.

Ceramics is the first “art of fire” to appear, before glass and metal work, at the end of prehistoric times, in the Neolithic period. Ceramic is not only a cultural marker in most societies but also the most abundant material that man has created. 

 

History of making raku

The raku draws its origins from 16th century Japan. It occupies an important place in the art of tea. The raku technique was born from the desires of Sen No Rikyu, tea master and prominent figure of the wabi style. Indeed, he had this type of ceramic made by the craftsman Raku Chōjirō who developed this very particular cooking and smoking technique. Raku ceramics carry a very strong spiritual and aesthetic dimension that is part of simplicity, beauty and chance.

Sylvie models all of her pieces entirely by hand. A first cooking called “biscuit cooking” is done at low temperature. The temperature rose very slowly to 1000 ° C. It is then necessary to wait for the oven to cool down slowly in order to be able to remove the pieces to room temperature. She then proceeds to the enamelling step during which she decides whether or not to color her pieces. It then proceeds to the second firing, called raku firing: the oven is raised very quickly between 960 ° and 1000 °. The oven is opened at this temperature and the parts are taken out using a large pliers. This is when the thermal shock occurs and the enamel shrinks.

 

 

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