Jacques Kaufmann 

  INTRODUCTION

    After Studying ceramics at the Ecole des Arts De coratifs of Geneva(19741977), where he has teachers as Philippe Lambercy, Aline Favre and Florent Zeller, Jacques Kaufmann worked in 2 studios in Geneva in collaboration with Philippe Barde, from 1978 to 1984.

From 1984 to 1986he worked for the Swiss TechnicaI Cooperation in Rwanda, as the chief of Ceramic Action projectIt was a fantastic exploration field at the real scale

There he realized not only the inter·cultural exchangethe “back to origin” of the ceramic’s technology or the possibilities and the limits of the North-South cooperation but, as an artist, he discovered an earth scale which had been unknown to him; The ceramic landscape .He also discovered a material, hundreds of; thousands of bricks and, at the same time, a way of thinking generated by the poverty of the available means.

During the two years necessary to digest this cultural shock, from 1986 to 1988, he studied anthropology and political economy at the University of Geneva and entrepreneurship at the University of Neuch tel.

In 1988, he opened his actual studio at Frangy, near Geneva.

From 1994, he directed for eighteen months the Applied Arts Center of Geneva.

From 1995 on, he taught at the Applied Arts School of Vevey, where he has became chair of the ceramics department in 1996.

 


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