Laurence Tellier – Biography

Laurence Tellier is sculptor and ceramist. She was born in 1958 at Aix les Bains in Savoie, France. After studying at the Beaux Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Annecy and Toulouse from 1975 to 1980, she worked as a graphic artist, photographer and specialist in digital technologies.

As a graphic designer since 1988 she has been a professional instructor in Digital Graphic Arts from the advent of this technology. In 1990, she created and managed a visual communication and graphic design agency in Toulouse.

As the artistic director of the Iconagency, she has offered consulting services in corporate communication, marketing, branding and visual identity. Together with her team, she has specialized in events, prestigious multi-mediaadvertising campaigns, such as exhibition stands of all formats, logotypes, brochures, posters, multimedia and web design for industry. International trade fairs have relied on her many creations for 20 years.

In 2009, she wrote and published a three-bookseries, each presenting 150pages of photographs, with texts in French and English for the collection Beaux Livres Coup de Coeur FNAC:Aix in Savoie Yesterday & Today; Chambéry- Yesterday & Today; Annecy – Yesterday & Today, (all sold out by 2016)

At the same time, she returned toher roots in traditional graphic arts with a diversification into modelled sculpture.

Her bas-relief collection Fashion Showsare made of double-fired stone ware or porcelain with raku glaze, retouched using the kintsugi technique and, glued on to canvas stretcher frames to create the impression of a 3D image expressing moment um as the sculpture emerges from the plane.

These pieces are mounted on white or painted canvas. Recent pieces in this series featurea plexiglass background, which highlights them in a contemporary design scheme.

In 2015 she produced her Mountain Panoramas–“portraits”of iconic snow-capped peaks and limestone ranges, perfecting her skills in bas relief,double-fired porcelain with raku glaze, inspired by David Roberts’ naked raku method. By incorporating LED back-lighting the sculptures suggest a sunrise over the peaks. (60 cm to 240 cm).

The works of Laurence Tellier, sculptor and ceramist are on permanent display in numerous French galleries, and she regularly attends contemporary art fairs in France and internationally, where she welcomes art lovers in person.