It has long been a tradition among the ceramists of La Borne to exchange professional ideas around working wood-fired kilns. Don’t forget that the firing of stoneware clay at high temperature has been going on in this area since the 15th century, because of the presence of clay and wood surrounding the village of La Borne. The Grands Feux reveals this world of fire and earth to the wider public. While the work of the ceramists is being fired, you can enjoy a packed programme of events, including demonstrations of the skillsets of La Borne’s ceramists and their Russian guests, conferences, film projections, events and courses for adults and children, exhibitions, an evening dance. Don’t miss out on this warm-hearted autumn event, running from 28 October to 4 November at La Borne.
Thierry Sivet, Corinne Betton,Thierry Dupuis, Jérôme Hirson, Renaud Regnier.
Raphaël Meyer, Fabienne Claesen, Caterina Sciancalepore, Roberto Bagetto, Lucien Petit, Machiko Pozzo, Cécile Noguès (artist in residence to Charlotte Poulsen).
Three ceramists present their skills to you.
> RUSSIAN GUESTS
Dimitri Illinskyi: 28 october 11 am
29 october 4 pm
31 october 4 pm
> JEAN-FRANÇOIS THIERION
Throwing a section of a large pot.
3 and 4 November 3 pm
> DOMINIQUE GARET
Throwing pots using the ‘tour à bâton’ technique.
Projection of the film of when he and Roz Herrin fired the Talbot kiln in 2005.
* Free, booking not required.
COURSE AT THE CCCLB
> CLAIRE LINARD
Throwing pots: 3 days
27-28-29 october : 240 euros
COURSES OUTSIDE THE CCCLB
> AT THE WORKSHOP OF NICOLE CRESTOU
> Paper kiln
Wednesday 1 November: From 10 am
> Introductory workshop for modelling, and introductory workshop for glazes
Tuesday 31 October from 2pm to 4 pm
Friday 3 November from 2pm to 4 pm
Price 16 € per session
Reservation : 02 48 64 69 12 – 06 22 05 49 02
> BUTÖ COURSE
From 28 October to 4 November:
Around La Borne with Miguel Camamero: inhabit and interpret the surroundings of the village in dance.
Performance at sunset on November 3 at 5 pm around the Ceramics Centre.
François Guerroue : 07 83 26 82 85
There will be projections of short films about ceramics throughout the week.
From 30 october to 4 november at 5 pm.
> Sergeï Sukharev
“Contemporary Russian Ceramics”
28 October 6 pm
> Jean Chen and Emmanuel Marot
“Ceramics in the Berry region across the centuries”
Sunday 29 october 6 pm
– “Terra Sigillata, historic ceramics and contemporary design”
1st November 6 pm
– “Travel Diary: Taiwan”
4 November 6 pm
> Lucien Petit
Latgalian potters in Latvia.
30 October 6 pm
> Workshop with Nicole Crestou and Josiane Chevalier
– Children’s Workshops: Masks and facial expressions or modelling animals
Monday 30 October 2pm to 4 pm
Tuesday 31 October 10 am -12 noon
Thursday 2 November 2 pm -4 pm
Friday 3 November 10 am -12 noon
Price: 15 € per session
Nicole Crestou’s workshop, Loye, Morogues Tel.: 0033 6 22 05 49 02