Mathilde Caylou & Clément Petibon

2020.08.03 - 2020.08.31

Mathilde Caylou and Clément Petibon worked together in the glass and ceramic workshops in the Martell Fondation.

Mathilde Caylou works with the glass, in the implementation of this material, it requires the molds. The glass, hot, at its working temperature is viscous, fluid and liquid. This fleeting matter must be contained to give it shape.

As a ceramist, Clément Petibon works the earth in an experimental way, he mixes several types of clays and mistreat it in order to make it react to the extreme.

Douelles by Mathilde Caylou, combining the ceramic and the blown glass. The ceramic base is cylindrical. Three molds made of the earth were collected from the land of the vineyard, they were made in three plots of different crus: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Borderies. The glass parts were blown in a stave mold which had been used in the manufacture of the cognac.

© Mathilde Caylou

Héritage(s) by Clément Petibon,

is an archetype of the container, in its simplest sense: an object for domestic use, it is the cradle of humanity nourished by centuries of stories and experiences.

© Clément Petibon


© Mathilde Caylou

Mathilde Caylou
Born in 1985 in Paris. Graduated from the Superior School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and educated in workshops in France, Germany, the United States and Denmark, Mathilde Caylou is an artist whose glasswork is at the bounds of contemporary art and craft practice.

Her works were exhibited at the Grand Palais, at the Strasbourg International Glass Biennial, at the Colombes Glass Biennial and at the Young Creation Biennial. She created two permanent art installations, one in San Vito in Italy, the other at the Vauclaire Hospital Center in Dordogne. One of her pieces entered the collections of the Hejian Museum in China. She was also the winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation and finalist twice for the Prize « Talents of water » of the François Schneider Foundation.

© Clément Petibon

Clément Petibon
Born in Tours in 1991. He grew up near the Loire, the majestic, uncertain and fascinating river. This proximity to the elements marked his childhood and today he is interested in the place of the man in the nature.

By forcing the earth with his hand, he imposes shape and texture on it. This living material does not always respond to the will of the creator and sometimes follows its own path.