Passionate collector of contemporary ceramics, a long time occasional collaborator of the “Journal of Ceramics and Glass” as well as Modern Ceramics, member of the Board of Directors of the workshop gallery “Le Lavoir” in Clamart and faithful collaborator of the Biennale of Sèvres Artceram, he participated in the founding of the association “Les Céramophiles” of which he was the first vice-president. For the past two years, he has been organizing the participation of ceramists in the Chateau-Chalon Art Market (39): “l’Art se dévoile”.
Installed at the Flea Market in Saint-Ouen since 1993, Paola Lumbroso is an antiques dealer who specializes in 20th century ceramics. The passion for this art, propelled her in 2002 into the world of contemporary ceramics, to which she will pay tribute through multiple individual and collective exhibitions, which the press widely echoes. Dynamic and entrepreneurial by nature, Paola Lumbroso puts all her energy into making ceramics, glass and fire arts in general recognized as specific artistic expressions.
Maria Gezler Garzuly
Maria Geszler-Garzuly born in Budapest, 17th June 1941, in a family of musicians, took her ceramic artist diploma in 1965. Her master was Árpád Csekovszky at the Hungarian Academy of Craft and Designs. Member of the Association of Hungarian Artists, Society of Ceramists in 1966. Since 1991 she is a member of “Hot Off the Press” artists group (Great Britain), and since 1992 of the “TERRA” artists group (Hungary). Since the foundation of the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemét she has been a member of the artistic council and has managed numerous symposiums with János Probstner, director of the Studio l. She founded the Bosen Ceramic Group (Saarland, Germany, 1989) and organised the Geras Monastry Ceramic Group (Austria, 1993). Since 2002 Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and since 1982: Member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
Paul-Francois Luciani’s expertise is based on his studies at ESTP and his past duties as DGA as a subsidiary of a large CAC 40 group and CEO of the eponymous group. His associative commitment led him to be administrator of the “Amis du musée de Sèvres” in charge of Philantropy & sponsoring. A lecturer, he broadcasts communications on French porcelain in the 18th century under its political, economic and artistic aspects. Collector, the axis of his acquisitions is the western porcelain of the 18th century with a particular attention to soft porcelain. The Sèvres section of his collection concerns works from the beginning of the Manufacture to the present day.
Studied Chinese and Japanese ceramics at the Guimet Museum. Worked for three years at the Kisaragi Gallery (Paris), Japanese Ceramics Art Gallery. Worked for many years at the Kimonoya (Paris) store of Japanese Crafts and Art. Wrote several articles in “The Journal of Ceramics and Glass”. Has worked for three years at the Clamart “Lavoir” as artistic director.
Born in 1942, Brigitte Sillard, prehistorian and ethnologist gains international acclaim. Handling with brio the most difficult or noble materials such as stone, glass or bronze she has won many of the most important competitions organised by industrial sponsors or state associations. A tireless globetrotter, Land Art has enabled her to leave her mark on some of the most inaccessible landscapes by creating monumental works of art in perfect osmosis.