Sandrine Pagny was born in Echirolles in 1978. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble, she worked at the Jousse Entreprise gallery, where she encountered the ceramic object. She then trained in this practice by joining the Duperré School of Applied Arts and obtained a training grant in the arts and crafts of the city of Paris to improve her skills.
She worked in collective workshops in Paris and taught ceramics for several years. In 2017, she set up her production workshop in Burgundy, where she regularly reactivates a series of containers entitled “I’m Not a Fucking Unicorn,” the year in which she also began her collaboration with her agent Aurelie Julien Collectible.
In February 2022, She entered the program of the French gallery Lefèbvre & Fils, which is very well-known for ceramics artworks from the 18th century to nowadays, with a new solo show called “Big Mammas.” Essentially turned, these porcelain pieces are then modeled and perforated, the deformations depriving the pieces of any useful value.
Her work also includes more sculptural pieces, where color is central to her technical and visual explorations. She focuses her research on using porcelain for its remarkable plasticity, the luminosity it brings to ceramic engobes, and the possibility of a broader palette of glazes.