FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
After a short summer break, the French Porcelain Society continues its series of online lectures on a fortnightly basis. We will kick off with ceramic sculptor Johan Creten, who will revisit his experience as artist-in-residence at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: THE ADVENTURES OF A FLEMISH SCULPTOR AT THE MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SÈVRES – Johan Creten
Time: Sunday, 6 September 2020, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
THE ADVENTURES OF A FLEMISH SCULPTOR AT THE MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SÈVRES
From June 2004 until December 2007, Johan Creten was the first artist-resident in a new programme inviting artists to work and create while living at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres. During his stay, Johan worked on the Odore di Femmina and the Vagues pour Palissy series and paved the way for a new generation of sculptors at the Manufacture by reintroducing stoneware and a new porcelain paste. Some of these sculptures were later shown at the Musée du Louvre during “CONTREPOINT 2” in 2005.
The lecture will explore the technical and artistic challenges of working in the Manufacture de Sèvres. It also aims to place this stay in the larger context of Johan’s artistic practice.
As an introduction you may watch this short experimental film about his show “…en Quarantaine” and the first “Odore di Femmina” sculptures here.
Image: Odore di Femmina, Johan Creten, 2005. Musée du Louvre, Paris