4 February – 21 March

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Presentation of the exhibitions – places must be reserved
Saturday 4 February at 4.30 pm
Sunday 5 February at 11.30 am

Private viewing
Saturday 4 February at 6 pm


Open every day
–  from 11 am to 6 pm

Anne Deleporte

Pierres de foudre

The artist was born in France and works wherever she finds herself.

Anne Deleporte graduated from the Bourges School of Fine Arts. While working in a studio in Neuvy-Deux-Clochers, she was struck by lightning. She is fascinated by the phenomena of disappearance and creates unique installations, working with ceramics, drawing and frescoes in order to push back the limits of presence. Her work consists of covering in order to reveal, distracting in order to concentrate on the strange manifestations of energy.

Alongside her painting practice, she also makes clay spindles. With their familiar shapes, her sculptures look like they have been gathered from the ground like “lightning stones” which, as legend has it, fall from the sky wherever thunder strikes. This collection of objects built up over time also calls to mind “manuports”, Palaeolithic objects carried around by human hand without any modifications, just selected and put back down again. She recreates these dynamics here by presenting a hundred or so sculptures.

Her work can be found in public collections in places like the Musée de la Chasse, the MEP, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée de l’Élysée, the Rubin Foundation in New York, the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro and the Etruscan Museum of Cortona.

Bernard Thimonnier

De grès à grès

The artist was born in Nieul (87) and he lives and works in Subligny (18.

Bernard Thimonnier uses materials, most of which have been abandoned in our time. He brings together ironstone, clay, lead and beeswax. His work is constructed amidst a landscape that is in the process of dismantling its history of animal husbandry. Around him, farmers are reshaping the countryside, draining their land to produce more and more wheat. Then Bernard shapes the clay into blocks, the architecture onto the stone. These elevated constructions, like landmarks, seem to represent the entrance to a protected harbour.

Text: Bernard David

Ceramics Association of La Borne

Permanent artistists

The ceramists:
Céline Alfroid Nicolas, Éric Astoul, Françoise Blain, Laurence Blasco Mauriaucourt, Jeltje Borneman, Myriam Bouchard, Patricia Calas Dufour, Fabienne Claesen, Dominique Coenen, Isabelle Cœur, Nicole Crestou, Suzanne Daigeler, Dalloun, Stéphane Dampierre, Bernard David, Corinne Decoux, Ophélia Derely, Claude Gaget, Agnès Galvao, Dominique Garet, Laurent Gautier, Geneviève Gay, Marie Géhin, Pep Gomez, Frans Gregoor, Catherine Griffaton, Jean Guillaume, Claudie Guillaume Charnaux, Viola Hering, Roz Herrin, Svein Hjorth-Jensen, Jean Jacquinot, Pierre Jaggi, Anne-Marie Kelecom, Labbrigitte, Daniel Lacroix, Jacques Laroussinie, Arlette Legros, Dominique Legros, Christine Limosino Favretto, Claire Linard, Machiko Hagiwara, François Marechal, Joël Marot, Élisabeth Meunier, Maya Micenmacher Rousseau, Francine Michel, Marylène Millérioux, Mélanie Minguès, Guillaume Moreau, Isabelle Pammachius, Nadia Pasquer, Christine Pedley, Lucien Petit, Jean-Luc Pinçon, Charlotte Poulsen, Françoise Quiney, Michèle Raymond, Mia Refslund Jensen, Anne Reverdy, Sylvie Rigal, Alicia Rochina, Lulu Rozay, Hervé Rousseau, Nicolas Rousseau, Karina Schneiders, Georges Sybesma, Diane Truti, Jean-Pol Urbain, Émilie Vanhaecke, Nirdosh Petra van Heesbeen, Claude Voisin, David Whitehead, Seungho Yang.