CLAY SCULPTURES

My first pieces were done with clay.

I've been lucky to benefit from the advices and encouraging comments from the sculptor Claude Cavin, who's been a great help and support over the last years.

  

Very soon I "specialized" in animals, but have very few pieces left of my clay work that  has been disseminated over the years.

 

I also do some portraits, which I find fascinating.

 


 

Simba

The lioness

 

Memory of a beautiful encounter in the Serengeti (Tanzania)

Bronze edition to follow this Summer.


The king !

 

Relying on his power and unquestioned authority, the lion is reigning on the infinite plain of  the Serengeti.

 

 

 

 



Portrait of Jaro Hilbert (painter)

Patinated clay

 

He was my painting teacher in the 80's. A wonderful painter and very lovely man I was very fond of.

 

www.jarohilbert.fr

 




Portrait of Stuart Roussel

Black clay

 

He taught me the secrets of the lost-wax bronze process and became a much valued friend.

 

www.bronze.fr

 




Portrait of my father

Patinated clay

 

At our mother's request, I did this bust of our father as he was when they met and felt in love  (with the help of old photos).

 

 

 

 



Polar bear

Raku

 

Memory of a trip to Churchill (Manitoba) to watch the polar bears while they are waiting for the ice to form at the mouth of the Churchill River on the Hudson Bay.

Sadly, the climate changing endangers the survival of these magnificent animals.

 




The jaguar

Patinated clay

 

Memory of a wonderful trip in the Maya jungle.

 



Fishing bear

 Patinated clay

 

From a memorable trip to Klemtu (B.C., Canada) where in the fabulous decor of pristine wild territories, wonderfully welcomed by the Kitasoo Xai Xai first nation, we spent several days watching bears, amongst which the legendary Spirit Bear (Kermode bear).

 

Here a black bear was fishing salmon from a fallen trunk, feasting on proteins before the long winter.

 

 



The deer

 Patinated clay

 

Less exotic, the deer is a familiar encounter all around our house.