PARIS – 45 years old
Grégoire Scalabre discovered ceramics at a filming and modeling workshop at the school where he was a resident for 10 to 15 years. At the age of 16, he started an apprenticeship at the Atelier du Sage de Dieulefit in the Drôme region of France, a training completed at the theoretical level at the Lycée de la Ceramique de Longchamp.
Passionate about architecture and design, his artistic approach was soon confirmed by questioning the basics of movement with Agir Ceramics, followed by an enamel chemistry training. He continues the sensory experience, notably as a ceramist trainer in the prison world, particularly at the Bois d’Arcy prison, and then at the Institut de la Céramique française.
In 2002, he founded his own workshop. In 2005, he created, with Christophe Bonnard, the “Arts and Techniques Ceramics” association and a ceramic school in Paris. He teaches, and wants to bring, a contemporary and complete vision of ceramics to the arts world. In 2018, he participated in the collective exhibition “The experience of color in Sèvres,” hosted in the city of ceramics.
In 2018, he presented his sculptures in a new technique (marble projection on ceramic) at the NEC Gallery (for 10 years) at the PAD and Grand Palais.
Awards: “À la carte talents” – 2007 Maison & Object Show
In 2005, he founded the Arts et Techniques Ceramiques school and trained future students in the CAP of ceramic turning, but has been an instructor for 19 years (he currently trains 32 students per year).
In 2015, Grégoire and his friend Pia, ceramist, decided to create the Ceramics Workshop in Kremlin-Bicêtre, of which the work will be completed in 2020. The idea is to create a space for exchange, and for the transmission of know-how around a contemporary vision of ceramics (filming and modeling courses for amateurs and confirmed artists (groups of 6 students – preparation for CAP ceramic turning). The possibility of on-the-spot sales has been studied with collections of objects at events, as well as other channels of distribution. Two positions are to be created (teacher and trainee). The description and evaluation of office work provides a budget of €10K, self-financed by two.
In 2018, he edits the pedagogical work “Ceramics: repertoire of forms” at Eyrolles.
The Fondation Rémy Cointreau could allow Grégoire to acquire an oven, as he wants to develop his research concerning marble surface processing and mineral coating on ceramics.