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Daniela Schlagenhauf

Artist's Work

Blown by the Wind

    Work introduction

    In my approach to ceramics, I try to personaly feel but also bring out the autonomy of porcelain before it takes shape. Whether there is congruence or not, there is equilibrium or break; there is folding and winding, interlacing, networking, unfolding, sinking… Like the long grass dancing outside in the wind.

    The porcelain sheet is also my white sheet; as the writer’s blank sheet. It becomes covered with signs, texts, imprints left in the clay; ancestral approach.


    In the present artwork, Blown by the wind (2019), the framework of my story became the woof of a fabric flapping in the wind. Evoking my recent artist residency in China, the coloured “fabric” with geometric patterns is inspired by Bainayi silk jacket (Qing Dynasty; Tsinghua University Museum, Beijing). And the two blank pages are awaiting a new story.

    Text & textile. The two terms have the same etymological origin: the Latin word textus (“fabric”, “framework”, “text”), and a very close voicing in French, which allows easily sliding from one to the other.

    I focused my gaze, and thereby invite that of the visitor, on the instant just before the material becomes a support: sewing support that comes to dress and embellish a body, or writing support that holds a story. That story becomes universal; mine, yours.

    Artist Biography


    Born in Switzerland in 1957; has dual French/Swiss nationality.

    From 1976 to 1979, she attended ceramic training courses with Claude Champy, Claire Berger and Jean Linard (France) and opened her own studio in 1980 in the Cantal, France.

    Since 2019, Member of the International Academy of Ceramics (AIC)

    Member of Ateliers d’Art de France (AAF)

    Artist Residences:

    2011: International Symposium of Ceramic, Römhild, Germany

    2015: San Diego, California, USA

    2017: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

    2019: Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center, China



    Shangyu Museum Modern Ceramic Art Museum, Shaoxing City, China

    Tsinghua University Art Museum, China

    New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taïwan

    York Museums Trust, York, UK

    Private Collection Charles-Adrien Buéno, France

    Museum Bernard Palissy, Saint-Avit, France

    Museum Schloss Glücksburg, Römhild, Germany

    Museum La Piscine, Roubaix, France

    Museum of Melun, France

    Museum of Sens, France

    Departmental Archives of Seine-et-Marne, Melun, France

    Collection of Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris, France


    Recent Awards:

    2013: Bernard Palissy Prize, Museum Bernard Palissy, Saint-Avit, France
    2011: 1rst prize of the jury, Salon Contrastes, Roubaix, France
    2010: 2nd prize of the jury, potters market "Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon", Lyon, France
    2009: 1rst prize of the jury, Salon Céramique 14, Paris, France


    Solo and Group exhibitions since 1983, among others:

    Tsinghua University Museum, Beijing, China; Museum of Weimar, Germany; Museum Bernard Palissy, France; Gallery Geneviève Godar, France; Gallery de l’Ô, Belgium; Ceramic Center La Borne, France; Contemporary Ceramic Center Giroussens, France; Gallery Collection AAF, France; Museum Schloss Glücksburg, Römhild, Germany; Gallery « Terra Viva », Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie, France; Ancient Pottery Gradignan, France; Cultural Center of Sèvres, France.