C14-PARIS has established a partnership with the Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne – Henrichemont, Cher (Prix Tremplin)

The Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne welcomes in residence the winner of the C14-PARIS 2020/21 residency prize, as part of its mission to support the professional integration of a young ceramic artist


Photo: Johan Creten’s exhibition CCCLB, Miroir parlant, 2019.

Tiphanie Dragaut,Artistic manager of the Ceramic Center
25 Grand’Route, 18250 La Borne


The Contemporary Ceramics Center is a place of ceramic production with a specificity linked to wood firing and the transmission of exceptional know-how. To experience cooking over a wood fire is to understand the strength and artistic commitment of potters, ceramists and artists who built their activity around an oven and a community of potters concerned about their independence.
The winner of the 2020 Residence Prize will be offered an environment conducive to the emergence of his research or artistic projects. The resident will have the means of research, production, specific support, theoretical and practical tools around the earth and cooking over a wood fire for better professional autonomy and connection to a regional, national and international artistic network.

– minimum duration of 50 days (consecutive or fragmented nights),
– provision of production equipment, wood ovens (Anagama, Olsen, other, depending on research needs),
– purchase of raw materials,
– specific supervision by a ceramist (CCCLB staff, ACLB member or ceramist called upon according to research needs)
– accommodation in “the house of Châtelets”,
– provision of a vehicle,
– commission of a text on the work of the ceramic artist to an art historian.

The Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne is a cultural and tourist facility of the Community of Communes Terres du Haut Berry. The programming of the exhibitions unfolds in resonance with the artistic permanence of the Ceramics Association La Borne which has more than 70 members, of thirteen different nationalities, installed within a radius of 35 km around La Borne. All of them create unique pieces, utility pottery and sculptures.



Inaugurated in Spring 2018, ELEVEN STEENS is a new space dedicated to contemporary creation, and this in a completely transversal way, since it is interested as well in art, design, crafts, fashion, fashion. architecture… or even the performing arts.

A place of exploration and production, it primarily invites young creations to express themselves around the subject, through exhibitions, installations, performances, conferences, workshops, etc.


Photo 1: Vue du plateau, ELEVEN STEENS, Belgique
Photo 2: ELEVEN STEENS, Portrait de Jean-Marc Dimanche, membre invité du jury 2020 à C14-PARIS © Louise Dimanche



ELEVEN STEENS provides the winner of the Galerie C14-PARIS Gallery Prize with a 280 m2 floor (ground floor) for a period of 7 weeks (from the end of January 2021).
ELEVEN STEENS undertakes to communicate around the exhibition to the trade press, as it does for its other exhibitions.


ELEVEN STEENS – managed by the ELEVEN STEENS Art Club association – will be open to the public during exhibition times only 3 days a week (Friday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and by appointment otherwise. Outside exhibition times, the Espace functions like a Club, open only to its members, art lovers and collectors, around the artists invited in residence.
The works presented are for sale.
The transportation and installation of works on the site remains the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Rue Steens, 11
1060 Saint-Gilles


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The members of the Association’s Bureau will elect only one candidate from among the exhibitors and will allow him to exhibit free of charge * the following year on the ground floor of the Annex classified as a heritage site of the Town Hall of the 14th district ** where he will have with a space of 20m2.

*: exemption from registration fees and presence in the catalog. The costs of transporting works and accommodation remain the responsibility of the exhibitor. The exhibitor also submits to the regulations, identical to the other exhibitors.

**: either in the building allocated to the Salon.




C14-PARIS has established a partnership with the gallery Puls – Bruxelles.

In 2020, Annette Sloth will dedicate a three-week solo show in her gallery, to the winner of the C14-PARIS 2019 ‘Jury Prize’.


PULS Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, founded by Annette Sloth more than a decade ago, exhibits only the best of international contemporary ceramics. Annette Sloth, is herself a Danish ceramist and graduate
of the world-renowned Danish School of Design. She frequently serves as a judge, curator and docent at international ceramic events.

With a worldwide clientele, PULS Gallery offers the best of contemporary studio
art ceramics available anywhere to discerning collectors, museums, and of course, fi rst-time buyers.

A PULS exhibition typically shows work of an established artist alongside that of promising new talent. This platform has enabled emerging artists to put their stamp on the next generation of Ceramic Art.

PULS Gallery is the only one of its kind in Brussels. It is situated in the elegant Place du Châtelain square, an international area buzzing with galleries, bars and restaurants and within a stone’s throw of the well-known Avenue Louise with its many shops, galleries and businesses. The gallery consists of two halves: a front exhibition space with generous display windows looks out onto the square and a back space that faces the garden.

Additionally, the Annette Sloth website allows visitors to buy what she calls “collectables” which have not been physically shown in the gallery but are made exclusively for PULS by artists connected to the gallery.



C14-PARIS has established a partnership with Keramis – Center of Ceramics in La Louvière (Belgium).

In the spring of 2020, Keramis awards the winner of the C14-PARIS ‘Residence Award’ a 50-day residence (consecutive or fragmented nights) including access to the workshop, the provision of production equipment, specific supervision by its manager, ceramist Olivia Mortier, and on-site accommodation


Museum, space of art and creation dedicated to ceramics, Keramis is erected on the site of the old pottery Boch in La Louvière. Its architecture, contemporary and daring, includes an old listed building of the 19th century that contains three old giant coal kilns, the last of its kind in Belgium. Opened in 2015, Keramis organizes temporary exhibitions and welcomes artists in residence.

LR Portrait © Antony Girardi

Ludovic Recchia, founder and artistic director of Keramis, will be one of the jury members of the 2019 show.

Art historian Ludovic Recchia is curator of the decorative arts at the Royal Museum of Mariemont (BE). Specialist of Belgian ceramics of the 20th century, he is a lecturer at ENSAV (La Cambre) and member of the AIC. It is in Keramis – Center of Ceramics in La Louvière, of which he is a founding member and artistic director, that he carries out a militant action in favor of ceramic creation.

Photo 1: Keramis Center, La Louvière in Belgium © Maude Faivres
Photo 2: Ludovic Recchia, director of the Keramis Center, guest jury member 2019 at C14-PARIS © Antony Girardi