The ceramist Anne-Sophie Gilloen lives and works in northern France (Bailleul) near the Belgian border. Her first contact with ceramic work was at the tender age of 6 or 7 years - since that point she could not imagine a life without clay covered hands. However, it was not until about 10 years ago that she presented her works to the public, and this immediately with resounding success. The list of exhibitions in which her ceramic sculptures have since been presented could fill pages.
Some of the cheerful childishness of her first experiences with ceramic have still been retained in her work to this day: Gilloens humorous figures appear to the viewer as the inhabitants of a kindergarten that have transitioned into adulthood in a fantasy world.