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Gabrielle Thomassian X Villa Arev : the future of ceramics

It might be one of the oldest crafts in the world, still ceramics have a definite futuristic feel in the hands of Gabrielle Thomassian. Thomassian was brought under the spotlight some time ago for her intriguing, hyperrealistic ashtrays decorated with lobsters, pomegranates or lemons. Since then, the young artist has pursued her creative exploration and came back with new objects infused with a cosmic inspiration. With their bright colors, her sphere-shaped lamps diffuse a soft light that remind of the film “Barbarella”. You think about Cardin’s “Maison Bulle”, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis, or even the surreal creations of Courrèges. It must be said that ceramics aren’t the easiest material to work with. It’s all about craftsmanship: a transformation of the material after a 980°C (earthenware) or 1260°C (stoneware and porcelain) baking process. Ceramics are the result of a long process, which only allows us to appreciate it to the fullest.

Gabrielle Thomassian X Villa Arev : the future of ceramics

It might be one of the oldest crafts in the world, still ceramics have a definite futuristic feel in the hands of Gabrielle Thomassian. Thomassian was brought under the spotlight some time ago for her intriguing, hyperrealistic ashtrays decorated with lobsters, pomegranates or lemons. Since then, the young artist has pursued her creative exploration and came back with new objects infused with a cosmic inspiration. With their bright colors, her sphere-shaped lamps diffuse a soft light that remind of the film “Barbarella”. You think about Cardin’s “Maison Bulle”, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis, or even the surreal creations of Courrèges. It must be said that ceramics aren’t the easiest material to work with. It’s all about craftsmanship: a transformation of the material after a 980°C (earthenware) or 1260°C (stoneware and porcelain) baking process. Ceramics are the result of a long process, which only allows us to appreciate it to the fullest.

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