Marianne Castelly is a ceramic artist who lives and works in the South of France. Trained at the Maison de la Céramique in Dieulefit, France, she received her Masters in Art History from the Université de Toulouse le Mirail in 2002. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are part of multiple collections.
I work with clay as I do with collages: modelling, painting, breaking and re-assembling it several times.
Picturality is very important in this long process, where enamel coats and colorants are mixed together.
No demonstration of “savoir-faire” in my pieces, rather a disappearing technic, giving the illusion of materials poverty.
With their lively plasticity, these pieces are many surprises, occurred in the hazard of the firing. Step by step, they begin to move, finally getting their own autonomy: then, became an off the wall balance an animal move, a clumsy beauty.
In this free plastical game, this quest of piece corporality animates me.
At the complexity of the process and some of the compositions, the answer is a minimal poesy, without any second degree, without any attires.