“ANIMA(L)” exhibition

To 30 October 2022


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The sculptures with prehistoric features by the ceramist Ule Ewelt plunge us into an atmosphere steeped in history and legends. A return to the cradle of our origins, when human existence was closely linked to that of animals...

The artist examines the close and contradictory relationship between humans and animals. This goes back to the origins of mankind. The study of archaic representations and animals convinced her to place the Human-Animal relationship at the heart of her artistic work.

Buffalo head, woolly rhinoceros, horse, mammoth... The ceramic sculptures take us back to prehistory, refer us to rock art but also to the history of the territory, remembered by the excavations of Lake Paladru. These discoveries confirm the pre-existing link between humans and animals: between life, threat and legends. Beyond the figurative, it is the soul of these animals that Ule Ewelt reveals to us.

"ANIMA(L). The word "anima" is translated in different ways: it means soul, animate beings, life, but also breath of air, wind and breath. The word animal, for creature, drifting animal". Ule Ewelt (2019)

Ule Ewelt, learns ceramics from the age of 16, but it is only much later that she professionalizes to live from it. She first worked as an urban planner for six years, to turn to the profession of potter. But it is ultimately figurative ceramics that she will choose in 2011. “Now I have the feeling of being absolutely authentic in what I do”. She is the first self-taught ceramist to join the guild of ceramists of Hesse in Germany (her native region). In 2013, she focused entirely on animal sculptures and experimented with different smoking techniques.


From April 30 to October 30, 2022.

From April 30 to June 30 and from September 1 to October 30, open every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. Exceptional opening on May 27 (Ascension Bridge).

In July-August, every day from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.


Free access.


From Grenoble A 48, direction Lyon, exit Rives, then D 520 to Oyeu and D17 to Le Pin.