The flood, 2022

Part of the houses series

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Jeanne Francois
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The flood

Part of the houses series

This piece was a massive fail that turned out to look pretty cool. I overdid the amount of oxides in the wild clays, and they fluxed excessively. The skeleton of the piece was built in stoneware, and the bricks are all from London clays. The bricks from the house are melting, leaving its skeleton. I like to think a house holds its own memory. Walls, rooms, keep track of our stories. They bear them, as they get deformed and rewritten through time.

Jeanne Francois


Art - Ceramics

Graduation Year



United Kingdom


Jeanne François met ceramics early on, having both parents interested in geology, sculpture and raku firings. After studying litterature in college, she obtained a BA degree in object design and ceramics in Paris. She then started a 2-year MA in Ceramics&Glass at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2021.

In a site-based approach, she works with wild found materials, from minerals, sands, clays etc., than she uses to feed her conceptual and sculptural work.
She plays with the ideas of origin, home, identity, and grounding through our link to the landscape, and our soils.

In 2020, she collaborated with the chilean collective Barro Pequeno to create a collection of local-clay vases destined to the children of Santiago.
Since 2021, she’s been working with industrial groups and designers collectives, to reuse excavated soils in her ceramics, from Paris to London.
This year, she spent the summer in the art residency Sachaqa centro de Arte, in the peruvian amazon. Immersed in the Kechwa culture, she kept on digging through landscapes while beginning a journey of experimentation with fire.


Measurements (Width X Height X Depth)

40 X 30 X 30 cm

15.75 X 11.81 X 11.81 Inch


5 kg

11.02 Lbs


Stoneware, wild clays

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