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Large White Moodiie

Clodine Gouriou

Little totems pared down to the bare essence of a person. This stocky, minimalist sculpture in white chamotte clay is pleasing and calming, with its simple curves. Clodine Gouriou’s creations spring from her imagination. They speak to you. Looking and touching them is an invitation to embark on a journey of the senses. Read more


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Clodine works with chamotte (grog) which is composed of soft clay mixed with little grains of hard, fired clay. She plays with those grains to create texture that resonates on the surface of her piece. She especially likes the way the texture plays with the light. She fires her white figurines at a low temperature (1795°F / 980°C) to keep the white clay from turning beige. She waxes her white pieces with clear beeswax.

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Why we love this: These little totems speak the universal language of art.

Created in: Châtillon Coligny

Materials & techniques: Hand-built, white chamotte clay

Dimensions: H x W / 17.7” x 9.4” / 45 cm x 24 cm

Care instructions: Do not leave outdoors in freezing weather.

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Reference code: CGOUMOODLW

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Clodine Gouriou

Ceramicist, Châtillon Coligny

Clodine Gouriou sculpts stoneware in her atelier in the small village of Chatîllon Coligny in the Loiret countryside, almost 100 miles south of Paris. She calls her creations her “Moodiies,” little totems pared down to the bare essence of a person: two eyes and a mouth on a rounded post...

  • Handcrafted in France. In a celebration of craftsmanship and manufactoring traditions, we tour each French region to bring you our curated selection of exceptional homeware, gifts and collectibles.

  • Ateliers d’Art de France unites over 6,000 French artisans, selected using three criteria: 1. All pieces handcrafted in an atelier in France. 2. Technical mastery of a specific savoir-faire. 3. Creativity and quality of the pieces.

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