Porcelain herbarium

Thérèse Lebrun
29 Oct
19 May

Matter, the act and the shape

Thérèse Lebrun collects seeds, twigs and dry fruits in nature. She combines all these elements with porcelain paper, a very thin, white material that becomes translucent when baked.


She composes her work step by step, like an embroidery or like a peaceful meditation. The philosopher Bachelard (1884-1962) called it “material imagination”. He claimed that dreams are shaped by doing it.


In her studio Thérèse Lebrun composes a mineral world of organic shapes, like in nature often created by an accumulation of minerals. These masterpieces in porcelain make a delicate impression. They remind us of childhood souvenirs - fossils, beach treasures or slowly built up limestone formations.



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