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Thierry Luang Rath

Thierry Luang Rath Ceramicist
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 648354083
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Crafting with extreme focus & deliberate gestures

  • • Luang Rath started modeling with clay in 1979
  • • His pieces begin on the pottery wheel, then are “reworked” by hand
  • • At the “tooling” stage, the clay has dried to feel like leather

Stoneware that plays with shadow and light and texture. Initially self-taught, Thierry Luang Rath came to his craft through a love of the material, of the clay. He then honed his skills with more formal training. His process is intricate and time-consuming, “Once I have the bowl, I push the clay inward using tools I’ve whittled or created myself. I push the material several times (up to 15 times even) in the same place with smaller and smaller tools. Worked this way, the wall becomes richly endowed with a complex pattern of hollows and bumps.” Following this exacting but creative work, Luang Rath fires each object with an enamel on the interior of the bowl, leaving the exterior in its raw form.

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Works

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Diago

This stoneware bowl was shaped on a potter’s wheel then embossed while still damp using handmade tools carved from wood or bamboo. The premise of Thierry Luang-Rath’s work is: no addition, no removal, no trace, a job done with the bare eye. The creation of the bowl required a few thousand operations over several embossed levels. The interior of the bowl, formed as a result of embossing the exterior, is highlighted with an enamel coat. It contrasts with the exterior that has been left raw.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 16 cm

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Hexalosa

This stoneware bowl was shaped on a potter’s wheel then embossed while still damp using handmade tools carved from wood or bamboo. The premise of Thierry Luang-Rath’s work is: no addition, no removal, no trace, a job done with the bare eye. The creation of the bowl required a few thousand operations over several embossed levels. The interior of the bowl, formed as a result of embossing the exterior, is highlighted with an enamel coat. It contrasts with the exterior that has been left raw.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 14 cm

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Écossais

This stoneware bowl was shaped on a potter’s wheel then embossed while still damp using handmade tools carved from wood or bamboo. The premise of Thierry Luang-Rath’s work is: no addition, no removal, no trace, a job done with the bare eye. The creation of the bowl required a few thousand operations over several embossed levels. The interior of the bowl, formed as a result of embossing the exterior, is highlighted with an enamel coat. It contrasts with the exterior that has been left raw.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 18.5 cm

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Pyramide croix-balustre Alexandre

This stoneware bowl was shaped on a potter’s wheel then embossed while still damp using handmade tools carved from wood or bamboo. The premise of Thierry Luang-Rath’s work is: no addition, no removal, no trace, a job done with the bare eye. The creation of the bowl required a few thousand operations over several embossed levels. The interior of the bowl, formed as a result of embossing the exterior, is highlighted with an enamel coat. It contrasts with the exterior that has been left raw.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 14 cm

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VO

This stoneware bowl was shaped on a potter’s wheel then embossed while still damp using handmade tools carved from wood or bamboo. The premise of Thierry Luang-Rath’s work is: no addition, no removal, no trace, a job done with the bare eye. The creation of the bowl required a few thousand operations over several embossed levels. The interior of the bowl, formed as a result of embossing the exterior, is highlighted with an enamel coat. It contrasts with the exterior that has been left raw.

Height 9 cm
Diameter 19 cm

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