Fabienne Claesen graduated in interior architecture and learnt ceramics by following numerous courses with professional artists, including P. Picarelle, V. Choppinet, S.-H. Yang, A. Hurlet, D. Miller, H. Severijns and at the Academy of Boitsfort with J. Leyman.Her figurative work focuses on human representation and depicts a plant-like people, vertical like trees, large in size, these filiform bodies stand balanced. Their skin evokes bark, their feet are oversized, and their fingers like fine roots. Her abstract wall paintings of folds and pleats use the concept of weaving, of the gurgling of water or a day’s writing.
Education and Training
Wood firing course “La Borne in flames”, 2007
Firing event – La Borne/Bandol, 2001
Meeting with Daniel de Montmollin in March 2000
Glazing course with H. Severijns in September 1999
‘Varnished Clay’ course with A. Hurlet and D. Miller in July 1998
Degree in ceramic sculpture at the ‘Academy of Boitsfort’, Prof. J. Leyman, in 1998
5th international ceramics event “Terre du Sud” at La Borne in 1996
Seminar with Seungho Yang in 1996
Internship with sculptor Véronique Choppinet in 1995
Internship with ceramist Patrick Picarelle in 1994
Degree in interior design from St Luc in Brussels, in 1981.