Clay can provide some of the most penetrating insights into nature. With fire and glaze one can evoke explosive violence and leaden silences, wild collisions, rhythms and falls.

I have attempted to discover the essence of those elements which unite the entire series of forms and rituals, my work explores.

The images I seek, be they narrative or experimental, try to gather an emotional power born of an intimate search into light and landscape. Within a poetic framework, reality is stretched, folded and punctured. Daily ritual objects, like pots, address germination, paper, the horizon, entering earth or escaping it, sound or its absence, tension and balance, quietude, dormant whiteness and contemplation.

... All these aspects are unveiled with hi-fired porcelain and stoneware clays or raku firings - made on the wheel, then manipulated into diverse responses through reconstruction and hand-building.

 
 
 

1994-1995 centre de céramique bonsecours . MONTREAL
1993 visual art center . MONTREAL
2000-today opened own studio for the teaching of ceramics . BEIRUT
lives and works between Beirut and Montreal

 
EXHIBITIONS  
   
NOV 2016 SALON D'AUTOMNE. Sursock Museum. BEIRUT
MAR 2016 MUSHROOMS. Agial Art Gallery . ART DUBAI
NOV 2015 NATURE IN THE CITY . Comptoir 102 . DUBAI
JUN 2015 THE EYE ABOVE THE WELL . Agial Gallery . BEIRUT . Solo Show
OCT 2014 RAKU WORKS . Smogallery . PAD LONDON
SEP 2014 BEIRUT ART FAIR . Smogallery . BEIRUT
SEP 2014 PARIS DESIGN WEEK . Joseph Gallery. PARIS
MAR 2014 INSIDE . Smogallery . PAD PARIS
OCT 2014 MUSHROOM . Smogallery . PAD LONDON
MAY 2012 CONFESSIONS . House of Today . BEIRUT
MAR 2012 PREMATURE BLOSSOMS . Design Days DUBAI
DEC 2011 TABLEWORKS . Karen Chekerdjian . BEIRUT
NOV 2011 PIEDS-D'OEUVRE . Smogallery . BEIRUT
JUN 2011 SEEDS . Beirut Art Center . BEIRUT . Solo Show
DEC 2010 PORCELAIN WORKS . Agial Gallery . BEIRUT . Solo show
MAR 2010 CERAMIQUES . Balamand University Gallery . LEBANON
DEC 2009 LARGE POTS . Bokja . BEIRUT
NOV 2009 CERAMICS EXHIBITION . Lebanese Artists Association . BEIRUT
SEP 2007 INVITED INTERNATIONAL POTTERS' WORK . Gangjin Celadon Festival . SOUTH KOREA
OCT 2002 INTERNATIONAL POTTERY FORUM . BEIRUT
JUN 2001 CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS IN LEBANON . AUB Art Center . BEIRUT
DEC 2000 WINTER SHOW . Artishow Design Gallery . BEIRUT
JUl 2000 1001 POTS Ceramics Exhibition . Val David . QUEBEC
MAY 2000 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S ART FESTIVAL . Shibani Gallery Aleppo . SYRIA
JAN 2000 ZUPPA INGLESE . Travelling Design Exhibition . British Council - Artishow Design Gallery . BEIRUT
OCT 1999 MODULES . Artishow Design Gallery . BEIRUT
MAY 1999 FIAD Foire Internationale des Arts Decoratifs . Beirut Hall . BEIRUT
DEC 1998 LES ARTISTES S'AMUSENT . Galerie Epreuve d'Artiste . BEIRUT
JUL 1998 1001 POTS Ceramics Exhibition . Val David . QUEBEC
DEC 1997 LES ARTISTES S'AMUSENT . Galerie Epreuve d'Artiste . BEIRUT
OCT 1997 PRIX FRANÇOIS HOUDE , Expo des Lauréats . Conseil Des Métiers d'Arts du Québec . MONTREAL
MAR 1997 SIDIM Salon International du Design d'Interieur de Montreal . MONTREAL
AUG 1997 PLEIN ART . QUEBEC
JUL 1996 1001 POTS Ceramics Exhibition . Val David . QUEBEC
DEC 1995 Salon des Métiers d'Art du Quebec . MONTREAL
JUN 1995 Centre de Céramique Bonsecours Gallery . MONTREAL
   
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
   
Saradar Foundation, Beirut
Turki al Khalifa collection, Bahrein
   
PUBLICATIONS
   
THE NEW CERAMICS, SCULPTING AND HANDBUILDING, Claire Loder (2016) published by Bloomsbury (UK) and The American Ceramic Society (USA)
   
AWARDS  
   
OCT 1997 FRANÇOIS HOUDE PRIZE EXHIBITION . MONTREAL
JUL 1996 JURY PRIZE AND SPECIAL COMMENDATION . 1001 Pots . QUEBEC
OCT 1995 TRANSIT - Research Scholarship . MONTREAL
AUG 1995 Winner PRIX DE LA RELÈVE . 1001 Pots . QUEBEC