Claire Lindner is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Lindner received her BFA from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg and also studied at the Camberwell College of Arts, London.
Lindner received an Honorable Mention at the Korean International Ceramic Competition 2019 and was a finalist at the Open to Art Competition Milan in 2019. She is represented by Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste in Paris.
Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are part of prestigious collections at the Sèvres and Limoges National Museums (FR), FLICAM Fuping International Ceramic Art Museum (CN), Museum of Beaux Arts Châteauroux (FR) or World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon (KR).
Whilst travelling in Canada a few years ago I found myself in a deep forest. The immersion in the unfamiliar landscape, the abundance of water, the sensation of entanglement amongst fluorescent moss and intricate roots led me to research new ways of constructing pieces.
The starting point of this body of work comes from this experience and ‘moment’ comprising sensations that I wanted to capture in clay.
The ceramic sculptures are built by assembling, knotting and twisting ‘coil’ elements of soft clay. By making them support each other, they gradually become bigger and stronger structures. The final forms are simultaneously structure and movement.
From memory I try to transmit feelings through form and movement, in particular by conveying intangible elements such as air, wind and water currents and their transformation into static state.
In this research everything compounds: the inside, the outside, the physical and the psychic, the liquid and the solid, sky, the earth, the animal, vegetative and human; connecting with the world as if everything were made of the same substance.
This work has also led me to explore the idea of monumental fragility. Using the same technique, I work on bigger structures in raw clay for site specific projects. The installations entitled Terramovere take into account the surroundings, occupying space like a living creature in its natural environment. The forms are imposing by size, yet remain fragile and impermanent.