THIS YEAR’S TUPINIERS WILL BE HELD ON THE 12th & 13th SEPTEMBER 2020

It will be held in full accordance with governmental instructions and under the conditions required by the relevant authorities.

Realistic
Comic
Stylized
Rugged

Poetic
Naive

From bas-reliefs to sculptures or decoration on tableware, realistic depiction or imaginative interpretation, animal-inspired ceramics have been present wherever and whenever creative ceramics exist. Inspired by the richness of this theme, we hope 2020’s market will bring you to the heart of the matter :

In animal land


The Lazarists  courtyard, transformed for the weekend into a gigantic Noah’s ark, will show you the many ways ceramics can be used to do honour to the animal kingdom. Here you will discover the work of twenty contemporary ceramists who specialise in animal sculpture. They capture the poses, the movement, the expressions… some artists paring the creature down to its essence, while others create something larger than life – more realistic than the real thing ! 

As you step into the courtyard, you will be greeted by a natural soundscape. Enveloped  in this soothing bubble, we invite you to take a wander through our magical menagerie.

Over the weekend, either in the market itself or in our animal-inspired exhibition in the Lazarists courtyard, you will discover 140 exceptional ceramists, the quality of their work a testament to their passion and the diversity of the techniques on display.

We will be delighted to welcome you to this year’s Tupiniers market, once again showing our visitors the great variety and  richness of contemporary ceramics, and with the secret hope that  you will leave our event with an object, a creation, or even a new friend plucked from the furry and feathered inhabitants of this land…

Come and let yourself be transported !

Laurence GIRARD
Ceramic artist
President of the Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon