Marianne Chemla

Medium: Ceramics | Location: Montréal, Québec

Marianne Chemla has been making ceramic objects for over 15 years. Her studio is in Montreal where she also teaches adults and children. After graduating from a technical, ceramics school – the Centre de Ceramique Bonsecours, in Montreal, she pursued a BFA at Concordia University. Her love for ceramics brought her to Japan and South Korea, where she continued studying ceramics.

She works mainly with porcelain, throwing and hand-building pottery and sculptures. She finds much of her inspiration in nature: horizons, geological formations, snow landscapes, stillness, and the natural expression of clay. Her porcelain pottery work is sensitive, organic, simple and elegant. She also has been exploring silkscreening, drawing and painting on ceramic tiles, sometimes incorporating whimsical thoughts and poetic phrases or words, creating little ceramic ‘tableaux’.