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 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 27 October to 3 November at La Borne.

 

 

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15 WOOD-FIRING KILNS: THE PARTICIPANTS

IN BORNE

1- Kiln of the CCCLB with David Whitehead and Lucien Petit (La Borne – Anagama kiln)
Guests: Machiko Hagiwara, Christophe Leger, Anthony Bourahli, Dominique Coenen
Firing: 27-30 oct

2- Kiln from Late Antiquity of the CCCLB
with the archaeologists from the Archaeology Department of ‘Bourges Plus’

Firing: 31 oct. – unloading: 1st nov.

3- Jeltje Borneman (La Borne – Olsen kiln)
Guests: Suzanne Daigeler
Loading: 29 oct – Firing: 30 oct – Unloading: 1st nov.

4- Dalloun (La Borne – Bottle kiln, )
Firing: 27 oct. – Unloading: 29 oct.

5- Roz Herrin and Dominique Garet and (La Borne – Sèvres kiln- Salt firing)
Guests: Patrick Lefevbre et Ingrid Guilbert
Firing: 27 oct. – Unloading: 3 nov noon.

6- Frans Gregoor (La Borne – Sèvres kiln)
Guests: Ronald Turcan, Christelle Gourmet, Sally Reilly
Loading: 30 oct. – Firing: 31 oct. – Un;oading: 2 nov.

7- Svein Hjorth Jensen (La Borne – Anagama kiln)
Firing: from 30 oct. to 2 nov.

IN THE SUROUNDINGS OF LA BORNE

8- Nicole Crestou (Morogues – Noborigama kiln and Phoenix kiln)
Guests: Myriam Bouchard, Bruno Comparet, Dominique Coenen, Anne-Marie Kelecom, Francine Michel, Salvatore Parisi, Marianne Roubaud.
Firing noborigama kiln: 28 oct.
Firing Poenix kiln : Loading; 31 oct. – Firing: 1st nov. – Unloading: 3 nov 2 pm.

9- Ophélia Derely (Neuilly-en-Sancerre – Phoenix kiln)
Firing: 28 oct. – Unloadin: 30 oct.

10- Jean and Marie Jacquinot (Neuilly-en-Sancerre – 2 chambers kiln)
Guests: Patrick Lefevbre, Mathilde Nosjean, Alain Gaudebert, Catherine Griffaton, Alexandra Tollet, Nina Prot, Françoise Autran, Jean Couturier, Salvatore Parisi.
Firing: 27 and 28 oct.

11- Claire Linard (Neuvy-Deux-Clochers – Feller kiln)
Guests: Jacques Laroussinie, Chantal Magne, Anne Reverdy, Nirdosh Petra van Heesbeen
Glazing: 30 oct. – Loading: 31 oct. – Firing: 1st nov. – Unloading: 3 nov 4 pm.

12- François Maréchal (Neuvy-Deux-Clochers – Phoenix kiln)
Guests: Jean-Pol Urbain, Jacques Lamarre, Jacques Dumery, Michèle et Jean Letessier, Isabelle et Jean-Yves, Petra van Heesbeen, Camille Ferry, Sylvain Vayssade.
Loading: 27 oct. – Firing: 29 oct. – Unloading: 31 oct.

13- Sylvie Rigal (Sens Beaujeu – Train kiln)
Firing: 29 oct. – Unloading: 1st nov.

14- Hervé Rousseau and Isabelle Pammachius (Henrichemont – Noborigama kiln)
Guests: Renaud Reignier, Anne Houel, Corinne Betton, Thierry Sivet, Bernard David, Claude Aussage, Judith Lasry, Cécile Poisson.
Firing: from29 oct. to 2 nov.

15- Nicolas Rousseau and Maya Micenmacher (Ivoy Le Pré – Noborigama kiln)
Firing: 27-28 oct. – Unloading: 3 nov 10.30 am.

16- Emmanuel Buchet  (Le Noyer – 1 chamber kiln)
Guests: Hélène Foucher
Firing: 31 oct. – Unloading: 3 nov 16 pm.

MAP OF THE FIRING KILNS

Video of the Grands Feux 2017

ADULT POT-THROWING COURSE

Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne
From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October

Price: 240 € per course member
10am-12.30pm / 2pm-5.30pm

Course description and registration form
Registration by e-mail

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

 Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne
Tuesday 30 October 11 am to 4 pm: “Récréa-Terre” (Clay-Play) Day
A one-day workshop in the course of which children can learn about ceramics with our instructor in a friendly atmosphere. They will shape a piece and decorate it.

Price 40 € per day (including the course, materials and firing of a piece)

Reservation

Children’s workshop with Nicole Crestou (Morogues)
Monday 29 October from 2 pm to 4 pm
Tuesday 30 October from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Friday 2 November from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Price: 15 €
Reservation :
06 22 05 49 02
nicole.crestou@laposte.net

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES

Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne
Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November from 10 am to 12 pm
These sessions are intended for adults and children, either individually or as a family, serving as an introduction to ceramic techniques.

Price 15 € (this does not include firing the pieces that are produced)
Reservation

Les Halliers studio (Neuvy-Deux-Clochers: 06 95 45 98 45)
Thursday 1 November 2 pm-5 pm
Introduction and demonstration of throwing techniques by Claire Linard
Free – No booking required.

Workshop for adults: Nicole Crestou (Morogues)
Friday 2 november  am to 4.30 pm
Price 15 €
Reservation:
06 22 05 49 02
nicole.crestou@laposte.net

DEMONSTRATIONS OF SKILLS

Atelier des Halliers (Neuvy-Deux-Clochers : 06 95 45 98 45)

Tuesday 30 October from 2 pm to 5 pm
Demonstration by Anne Reverdy of her decoration techniques using slip and glaze.

Free – No booking required.

  • Wednesday 31 October from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
    Demonstration by Jacques Laroussinie: architectural construction
    Free – No booking required
  • Wednesday 31 October from 2 pm to 5 pm
    Demonstration by Nirdosh Petra van Heesbeen: How to make a teapot
    Free – No booking required

RAKU ACTIVITY

Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne
Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November from 2 pm to 5 pm

You will glaze your bowls and the organiser will fire them in the Ceramic Centre’s raku kiln.
You will take your work away with you.
Price for one bowl: 10 €

No booking required

DISCOBERY VISIT OF LA BORNE

Saturday 27 October
Dimanche 28 october
Thursday 1st november
Saturday 3 november

Departure 10 am at the Tourist Office of La Borne

Free – No booking required
Limited to 20 participants

FILM PROJECTIONS

Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne
From 29 October to 3 November from 5 pm

Projections of films related to ceramics and wood-firing.
Free – No booking required.

CLOSING EVENING EVENT

‘Salle des fêtes’ at La Borne
Friday 2 November at 8.30 pm

Grand Forró Ball:
Brazilian folk music from north-eastern Toulouse:
“Forró de Fòra”:
Elisa Trebouville: Píano, voice
Lola Calvet: Rabeca, voice
Bastien Fontanille: Accordion, voice
Fawzi Berger: Zabumba, voice
(In no particular order: the Lubat Company, Bombes 2 Bal, Forró de Lua , OneXote, Clica Drona, etc…)

No booking required – Entrance: €10

Saturday 3 november 6 pm. around the kiln of the Centre céramique contemporaine La Borne :
artistic performance
Free