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Alice Riehl

Alice Riehl Porcelain maker
French, English
By appointment only
+33 609430851
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Seduced by ceramics

  • • Alice creates large three-dimensional porcelain wall installations
  • • She mainly shapes her pieces by modelling
  • • Travel allows her to find inspiration in exotic places

Alice Riehl first trained in marketing and pursued that profession for ten years. However, her heart was not fully into what she did and after much soul-searching she woke up one morning having “decided to allow myself to move into a manual job”. Alice chose ceramics simply because she was seduced by the material. “Its plasticity seemed more accessible than other materials such as wood, which I also like but whose hardness scared me.” She decided to train in ceramics by taking an adult education course at the Institut de Céramique Française in Sèvres. Here, she discovered porcelain, which immediately became her medium of choice.

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  • © Giovanni De Sandre Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge
  • © Alice Riehl
  • © Alice Riehl
  • © Yvan Moreau
Photo: © Giovanni De Sandre Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge

Mounted on a wall of the Holy Deer Lodge in the Palazzo Pamphilj in Rome, Italy, this mural explores notions of genealogy, the family tree and interaction between family members. White porcelain flowers with giant petals are spread across the wall, some linked by a creeping plant stem, others scattered around.

Length 360 cm
Height 195 cm

Photo: © Alice Riehl

Two white porcelain plants with dense roots and large leaves spread over the wall. Mangrove thickets, which grow on saline coastal areas, can be recognised by their network of aerial roots that arches over the water.

Length 280 cm
Height 150 cm
Length 70 cm
Width 1.4 cm
Height 50 cm

Photo: © Alice Riehl

Spreading white porcelain roots and unfurling leaves compose this wall art installation. Each segment of the hand-crafted mural has been carefully studied to emphasise its lightness and sensuality. Alice’s work is a metaphor for nature in an idealised form.

Length 230 cm
Height 130 cm

Photo: © Yvan Moreau
Lignage (Lineage)

“Lignage” evokes notions of genealogy, the family tree and interaction between family members. Crafted by hand, this sculpture is a reflection on hereditary characteristics, the intertwining vegetation recalling the close connection between families.

Length 40 cm
Height 30 cm
Width 50 cm

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