Claire L. Debril is born in Arpajon - Essonne (France) in 1927. In 1962 she started her activities in the workshop of Bernard Soleil in Paris. In 1972 she opens her own workshop in Vincennes. She is “in residence” at Faiencerie de Gien between 1970 and 1974. Claire Debril has produced a small oeuvre of perhaps 600 pieces. She is considered as one of the most important French Post-War ceramists.
Signature: CL or CLD
Pictures: Portrait Claire 2014 (photo Michel Lunardelli); Portrait Claire 2008 (photo Michel Lunardelli); Claire at work during her period at Faiencerie de Gien (source Faiencerie de Gien); Pot (source Galerie Ancienne Poste); Vase (source private collection Paris); bowl (source ceramiques-contemporaines-fr), incised signature (source Galerie Sepia).
Claire Debril develops asymmetric full volumes both sensitive and strict.
- Claire Debril, Ceramique, catalogue exhibition Galerie Capazza, Nançay en Sologne, 2007.
- Mardochée Franco a.o., Claire Debril, The clay unveiled, bilingual monography (FR/EN), May 2020, editor Snoeck Belgium.