Heloïse Piraud

Hervé Langlais
February 8, 2024
STUDIO FOAM by Caroline Venet
January 7, 2024
Héloïse Piraud is a French artist specialising in ceramics. Born in Paris in 1988, she graduated from the Sorbonne Paris IV in Art History and Archaeology. She later trained in sculpture, specialising in earthenware modelling, before moving to a large shared ceramics studio in Montreuil.

By working with clay using tools that combine ancestral traditions and innovative processes, Héloïse Piraud stretches her approach to the material to its limits. She directs the formal aspect of the elements and then adds twists and movements, at the risk of collapse. Her aim is to question the properties and boundaries of the earth. For her, the inflated form is impertinent, predestined to burst or wither. Through her creations, she seeks to capture this state of uncertainty.

The colours and shapes of everyday life subconsciously permeate her work. She lets her intuition guide much of her work, while always trying to refine her quest for simplicity. Accident and chance are always invited into the production process, although they are quickly re- orchestrated.
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