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Gendras Regnier

Specialising in modern and contemporary ceramic, Galerie Gendras Régnier, Paris, is exhibiting at Collect for the first time.

Directors Aurélien Gendras and Renaud Régnier have selected five French artists: Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye, Mia Jensen, Pierre Martinon, Nadia Pasquer, and Maarten Stuer. These works reminds us that ceramics bears the hallmark of a powerful art, as much a part of decoration as it is contemporary art.

Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye  Untitled, 2011,  Stoneware, H20 x W28 x D1 cm, Photo: Pascal Vangysel

Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye was born in 1938 in Istanbul of Turkish parents. From 1956-958 she studied sculpture at the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts, while also attending Füreya’s Ceramic Workshop. She spent two years a production worker in the ceramic factories at Höhr-Grenzhausen, returning to Istanbul in 1960 to work in the Art Workshop of the Eczacibasi Ceramic Factories. In 1963 she moved to Copenhagen, where she worked first for the Royal Copenhagen and since 1969 has had her own workshop. She has designed for both Rosenthal and Royal Copenhagen. She now lives and works in Paris.