Marc Ricourt

Biography

Marc Ricourt draws his inspiration from the ancient utilitarian object of the vessel. He comments that, ‘I’ve based my work around a simple but very essential object, as it was the first tool created and used by mankind… My work on vessels has allowed me to develop a relationship between ancient or geographically remote cultures and civilizations and modern creations. The most important facet of my work is the research and exploration of new forms, colours, textures and finishes.

 

Marc sources the wood he uses from his local landscape in Dijon, France. He initially turns on a traditional lathe and then intricately carves and treats the surfaces through bleaching, dying or an application of ferrous oxide, to explore the vessel through organic shapes that often recall seedpods and the undulating edges of leaves, carved as delicate linear fins. Historically, Marc has worked with green wood and followed the grain of the timber to achieve the perfect form. Recently, however, he has been experimenting with dried out firewood taken from the heart of the tree, to create highly textured rugged surfaces that heighten the sculptural aspect of his work. 

 

Marc has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. His work is placed in significant private and public collections, including Musée des Pays de L'Ain, France; the Wood Turning Center, UK; The Center for Art in Wood, USA;and the ASU Art Museum, Tempe, USA. He was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize 2020. 

Works
  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 04.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 04.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 27 x 31 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 05.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 05.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 30 x 31 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, C21.1 (Left), 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    C21.1 (Left), 2021
    Oak (from the artist's village)
    47 H x 26.5 ⌀ cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 01.0521 , 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 01.0521 , 2021
    Oak
    H28.5 x 37 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 01.0621, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    01.0621, 2021
    Beech
    H 34 x 42 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 02.0621, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    02.0621, 2021
    Ash
    H 35.5 x 35.5 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 03.06.21, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    03.06.21, 2021
    Lime wood
    H 42.5 x 40 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 06.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 06.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 28 x 32 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 02.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 02.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 43.5 x 33 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 03.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 03.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 32.5 x 31 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 07.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 07.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 27.5 x 35 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel 08.0521, 2021
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel 08.0521, 2021
    Oak
    H 33.5 x 32.5 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, Scorched Vessel #4, 2020
    Marc Ricourt
    Scorched Vessel #4, 2020
    Oak
    28 H x 26.6 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 11 Maple FOG20, 2019
    Marc Ricourt
    11 Maple FOG20, 2019
    Maple
    H 32.5 cm x 29.5 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 12 Maple FOG20, 2019
    Marc Ricourt
    12 Maple FOG20, 2019
    Maple
    H 30 cm x 36 dia cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 06 Oak C18, 2018
    Marc Ricourt
    06 Oak C18, 2018
    Oak
    19 H x 25 ø cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 03 Oak DM18, 2018
    Marc Ricourt
    03 Oak DM18, 2018
    Oak
    20.5 H x 42 ø cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 01 Oak PAD18, 2018
    Marc Ricourt
    01 Oak PAD18, 2018
    Oak
    45 x 24.5 ø cm
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  • Marc Ricourt, 03 Oak DM18, 2018
    Marc Ricourt
    03 Oak DM18, 2018
    Oak
    20.5 H x 42 ø cm
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