Arts de Fronze
Leaving a Mark on Clay
Cécile Gasc reconnected with her passion for clay when she attended a cross-disciplinary program – combining painting, sculpture and graphic arts – at l’Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts de Castres. She continued her training at the Institut des Métiers de l’Art et de l’Artisanat d’Art in Revel and perfected her technique during several internships.
In 2012, she founded the atelier Arts de Fronze in Mazamet (her childhood town), which recently moved out to Aiguefonde. Cécile Gasc kneads clay by rolling or turning it to produce plates, bowls, cups and jewels. Her creations are deeply inspired by the theme of nature and the art of painting. In every one of her artwork, prints are very important, whether stemming from objects, animals or plants. She likes for instance using horsehair from the very own horses that she breeds.
Arts de Fronze took part in the Made in Town / Montagne Noire exhibition, which was held from October 21, 2015 to February 13, 2016 at Made in Town in Paris.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
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