Ricourt sources the material for his organic wood objects from his local landscape in Dijon, France. He initially turns wood on a traditional lathe, then intricately carves and treats the surfaces through bleaching, dying or an application of ferrous oxide, to translate nature into sculpture. The artist intuitively creates a perfect harmony between wood, shape, texture and colour. He initially draws inspiration from the historicity of the utilitarian object, the vessel form: ‘I’ve based my work around a simple but very essential object, as it was the first tool created and used by mankind… Useful, yet mysterious, the closed vessel symbolically holds all mysteries and secrets of the human soul. 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.’
Ricourt has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. His work is placed in significant private and public collections, including The French Museum of Woodturning and the Arizona University State Museum, USA.
Featuring works by: Maisie Broadhead, Helen Carnac, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Paul Matter, Gareth Neal, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb
Featuring works by John Makepeace, Ernst Gamperl, Marc Ricourt, Eleanor Lakelin, Marlène Huissoud, Adi Toch, David Gates, Helen Carnac, Nic Webb, Alex Devol, Sarah Pschorn, Adam Buick, Studio Furthermore, Joe Hogan, Michael Geertsen, Jim Partridge and Jochen Holz.
Designers: Juliette Bigley, Ane Christensen, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Rebecca de Quin, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Marc Ricourt, Simone ten Hompel, Adi Toch, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Zaha Hadid & Gareth Neal, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Andrew Mackenzie, John Makepeace, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Marcin Rusak, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.