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Emmanuel Boos

PhD Work

I love ceramic glaze. It touches me, fascinates me and fills me with wonder. It is because of a glaze that so moved me, that I decided to become a glaze artist.


‘The poetics of glaze, ceramic surface and the perception of depth’ is the subject of my PhD thesis. It is the depth of a ceramic glaze that I am awed by and that draws me in.


I am interested in the ability of a glaze to attract viewers towards an inner space where they can lose themselves in its contemplation, possibly experiencing an aesthetic, artistic and emotional shock.


Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    Ceramics & Glass, 2005–2012

  • I love ceramic glaze. It touches me, fascinates me and fills me with wonder. It is because of a glaze that so moved me, that I decided to become a glaze artist.


    ‘The poetics of glaze, ceramic surface and the perception of depth’ is the subject of my PhD thesis. It is the depth of a ceramic glaze that I am awed by and that draws me in.


    I am interested in the ability of a glaze to attract viewers towards an inner space where they can lose themselves in its contemplation, possibly experiencing an aesthetic, artistic and emotional shock.


  • Degrees

  • MBA+Dipl.-Kfm., ESSEC Business School, France/Universität Mannheim, Germany, 1994
  • Experience

  • Apprenticeship, Jean Girel, Burgundy, France, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • La Scène Française, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France, 2010-11; Jerwood Makers Open, Jerwood Space, London, 2011; Emmanuel Boos (solo show), Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France, 2011
  • Awards

  • First prize, Applied Arts/Established Artist, Grand Prix de la Création of the City of Paris, 2005; AHRC Award, 2008-10; Applied Arts/Emerging Artists, Jerwood Makers Open Prize, 2011