Biographical information/Professional background
To Anne, everything is only pleasure in the terracotta, its smell, its touch, its softness, its infinite possibilities of creation and technicality…
After a period of professional training in the many techniques of ceramics, Anne moved to her workshop in Domancy in 2013.
“The terracotta is an extraordinary source of inspiration and forces us to remain humble in our work throughout the manufacturing of the parts. The technical constraints of manufacturing and cooking are very numerous and oblige us to take the time to work and listen to the terracotta, without ever forcing it. »
From her imagination are born unique sandstone sculptures, revealing shapes, materials and colours after the fire test. She uses sandstone for its resistance to thermal shock during cooking. Her pieces are shaped directly in a block of terracotta.
The sculptures then take the form of a moving bestiary: Agile panther, docile bear, powerful bull… They develop sober and refined lines, a bit asymmetrical, playing on textures and contrasts brut-enamelled, soft-rough.
Feeling the material and giving it life and relief is always for her an immense and resourcing pleasure.
Since 2015, Anne Rabion has exhibited her creations in the artistic salons of Haute Savoie (Combloux, Megève, Saint Gervais les Bains…). In 2018 she participated in a group exhibition at the « Nef de Montpellier ».
The French Arts Factory presents her latest animal sculptures at the “Animalia” exhibition, which will take place from 5 November 2019 to 11 January 2020.