Potier, Vincent


Vincent Potier is born in 1954. He studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Mâcon and at the Ecole de dessin in Paris, he established his own Studio in 1982. Vincent Potier won in 1990 for his glaze applications a gold medal at the Biennial Ceramics in Vallauris (F). He exhibited in gallery Loes & Reinier International Ceramics in Deventer (NL) in 1990-1993-1998-2002-2005 and 2009. Also at the exhibition in 2009 were again the beautiful with sludge and enamel decorated bottles, boxes and vases. In newer work his experiences with other cultures very subtle processed in a talented painting of the objects executed in stoneware and recently more in porcelain. This Act above all as a carrier of decorations in which the artist a poetic way currents in an elegant yet strict compositions. The arabesques he so seemingly spontaneously creates its fruit of years of exercises with brush and Indian ink. In their subtle spontaneity refer them to the best in the Japanese and Islamic calligraphy (text Loes & Reinier). He lived and worked in Sauve, Gard, nearby Nimes.

This master of glazes is inspired by sources in the Far East. He reinterprets with happiness the formal richness of its boxes, vases and bottles. With a free and inspired calligraphy he brings life and energy to his pieces of stoneware and porcelain. The pieces are reductive fired at very high temperatures and secrets of Wizard deliver always unique pieces.

Long journeys to study in Japan and in Egypt and the practice of meditation nourish its production. He is the winner of major awards in France, Italy and Germany and guest of international fairs. He regularly exhibits since 1996 his creations in galleries in France, England, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.  

Vincent Potier died too early on 26 September 2011 (text: source: www.galeriecmy.ch).

Pictures: portrait (source galeriecmy.ch); portrait (source Galerie Heller); lidded pot (source Venice Clay Art); flacon 1 (source galerie cmy.ch); flacon 2 (source ACA Auctions Amsterdam).