Mineral dreams

Claire Fréchet explores in her creations a dreaming geography. Her work combines contrasting reliefs inspired from geology to archetypal mineral forms.

The spheres, the tapered or hammered volumes are traversed by landscapes that unfold amongst the shadows and glints of an oxidized patinated, smoky ceramic.

The surfaces are first satin polished and then, under the hand, tears and carvings appear. Volcanic sands, crystallized on the ceramic are sometimes enhanced with gold leaves.

Each work is unique.

She is offering a broad selection of sculptures with her collections, design, materials and aspects used in order to create sophisticated pieces that will sublime other’s interior spaces.


The studio

A place ? … Let’s rather say : an experience … Claire Fréchet’s workshop is nestled in the limestone cliff. This is a beautifully restored cave dwelling house, part of a living heritage : an exceptional cave-dwelling village.

In Gouvieux (5 minutes from Chantilly, an hour from Paris), under the luminous rock (the famous limestone that was used to build Notre-Dame or the Louvre), Claire Fréchet invites you into her unique workshop.

The cave-dwelling workshop is open after a simple phone call …

Claire Fréchet invites you to discover and share her passion.

Let her guide you on a journey to the center of the earth, in the heart of a magical place, close to Chantilly and at just one hour from Paris, in a beautiful and luminous cave dweling workshop.

You can take your first steps or improve in the art of modeling, turning and decorating pottery in this enchanted place.Claire Fréchet regularly provides pottery courses and work groups for adults and children.

Claire Fréchet reveals her secrets to art lovers in privacy in her unusual workplace. 


+ Mosaist with talent in the same street … Toone Nicol.

+ The association of Potters and Ceramists in Oise … 15 worshops in our region !


Pottery Classes

Four cute kids posing in a clay studio

Touching clay means traveling in time, diving into oneself, but also exploring the volumes, shapes, and colors of the world.

The courses and work groups organized at the workshop take place throughout the year. They are for adults, children, and sometimes both, because creating with clay is a wonderful thing to share.

When finished, creations are fired, in order to leave a lasting trace.

Pottery Classes Schedule

Workshops for Adults : Almost once a month. Saturday all day + Sunday Morning. 7h30 with your hands into the clay … a week-end for intensive creation.

Workshops for Children : From 6 to 12 years old. 3 sessions that combine learning technical process and creative joy.


Claire Fréchet also offers creative birthdays : a child shares with his friends a creative afternoon. Claire Fréchet supervises the party … in an unforgettable place !

Tell us what your heart desires! Discovering workshops on measure (English spoken)..


Creative week-end : “Journey to the Center of the Earth” with our neighbours : discover the cave dwelling accommodation Gîte la Troglo and the House of Parisian Stone.

Be our special guests for a creative and unique experience into the natural elements.











Claire Fréchet develops her creations in the field of collections. All are signed with the artist unique gestures. All are the result of her balance quest between simple and graceful forms and amazing textures.
Claire Fréchet also proposes made-to-measure creations within the scope of her collections.

Spaceberry : Spaceberries are harvested along an imaginary journey through Space-Time – elastic, dense, granular and smooth. Every sculpture tells over its textures and shapes the story of Matter that rolls up and down when energy goes through it. “To see a World in a Grain of Sand / And a Heaven in a Wild Flower / Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / And Eternity in an hour” William Blake, Auguries of innocence

Aurora Mineralis : Vases of this collection are shapes on which sun is dawning. Polished, eroded surfaces evoke a skin caressed by the elements. Gold veins run through them.

Meteors : Spheres characterized by their intense softness and fired calligraphic decoration. The spirit of these vases is made of timeless lightness and heavenly roundness. Precious metal leaves adorn the shapes and contrast with the serenity of the subtle and voluptuous grey.

Albanegra : Sculptures and vases, bark or leather : forms and matters that turn a vase into a body which skin both tanned and burnished is covered by a sensual fur.






Permanent exhibition


Claire Fréchet presents her ceramics in her amazing studio-boutique in Gouvieux, North of Paris (5 minuts from Chantilly castle, an one hour from Paris) open everyday, by appointment.  Call 00. 33. 6 16 99 33 06.

News here


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Décembre 2017 – Janvier 2018 :  Magazine Ateliers d’Art n° 132

De Mme Faÿ-Hallé, directrice du Musée National de la céramique de Sèvres


Novembre 2017

“Elle Décoration” for Christian Liaigre


Mai 2017

Magazine Misc


Eté 2016

Magazine Flow

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1 février 2014

Grand journal France 3 Picardie

Février 2016

Esprit de Picardie

Article EspritDePicardie


Hope to hear from you !

Each ceramic has a story … Would you like to imagine one with me ?

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Atelier troglodyte de Gouvieux – 18 Impasse des Carrières – 60270 Gouvieux  (5 minutes from Chantilly)

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