I just joined SF recently, so am seeing your message from May for the first time. I make ceramic sculpture; I have a plan to live in France within the next few years. I’ll be in Paris in November 2017 and plan to visit La Borne while there. I have no idea whether any of this is of interest, so please forgive if I’m offering too little that you can use. My plan is to network and travel to as many ceramic arts centres as I can, over the next couple of years. Ultimately, I need to find a studio where I can make clay sculpture and do raku firings. I might sell my work but mostly I seek a place to make art, as I luckily have an independent income at present so don’t have to sell my work to survive.
A first stop, as I mentioned, is La Borne. It would be a pleasure to meet you, at some point, if you felt inclined.
Currently, I do a lot of volunteer work for art teachers here in Vermont USA, and would love to support the arts community in which I eventually settle in France. If you know of a situation where an established ceramics artist could use studio assistance would you perhaps let me know? I have experience and training, and references… But that’s getting a bit ahead of myself.
The bottom line: I do plan to make ceramics and would like to learn more about selling in France/Europe. I don’t have a website, nor do I sell via Etsy. That said, I do feel that I might have the same interests. Perhaps it would be fun to correspond, and/or meet.
Attached is an interesting document with a list of ceramic arts centers contacts in France. If you have any advice or would like to meet I would be honored. I’m so new to all of this!
MaryCéramique : adresses écoles et centres de formation de céramique.pdf (733.8 KB)