Jean-Marc Fontaine – Michigan pottery

Jean-Marc Fontaine is a molecular biologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who also likes to manipulate clay molecules into art forms in his spare time at night and on weekends. He spent his childhood and youth in Normandy, France, and his dream of becoming a scientist grew together with his imagination and passion for oil painting, drawing and ceramics. After moving to the US in 1998, Fontaine became fascinated with sculpting. This self-taught artist explores funny and familiar subjects in his figurine objects, see the demonstration videos below. Along with his caricatures in clay he also likes to create rustic, utilitarian pottery and sgraffito decorative pieces.

 

Jean Marc Fontaine website

 

 

Ancient White Bottle---Jean Marc Fontaine

‘Ancient White Bottle’ — Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Lidded Candy-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Candy Jar’ —Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot-160 - sgraffito pottery decoration of an embracing couple by the sea by Jean-Marc Fontaine

Pot 160 — Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Arabic style Tea-Pot-Tall-Blue---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Long neck blue teapot – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Rustic Ceramic Lidded Cannister----Jean-Marc-Fontaine - matt rust glaze

‘Cannister’ —-Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Rooster1

‘Rooster 1’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Cup-Japan----Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Cup Japan’ —- Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

pot152-Jean-Marc-Fontaine lidded sgraffito jar

Lidded sgraffito jar – ‘Pot 152′ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Lidded-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine with geometric patterns - brown with a green rim on the lid

Jar —Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine==Lidded-Cannister

Jean-Marc Fontaine – Cannister with rounded edge lid

 

 

 

Sgraffito-Bird---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Sgraffito Bird’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Ancient-lidded Vase

Jean-Marc Fontaine —lidded ‘Ancient Vase’

 

 

 

Pot151 - Jean-Marc Fontaine A fox looking at a bird on a branch sgraffito jar decoration

Lidded Jar – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine----Cannister-2

Jean-Marc Fontaine — ‘Cannister 2′

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Blue-Vase-2---5x3-inches

Jean-Marc Fontaine—‘Blue Vase 2′

 

 

 

JMF3D---Ceramics-- (2)JMF3D---Ceramics--sgraffito baluster vessel - Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Jean-Marc Fontaine sgraffito bottle

 

 

 

JMF3D---Ceramics--- Jean-Marc-Fontaine sgraffito bowl

 Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Ceramic Milk-Jar-2-Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Milk Jar 2’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Handle Milk-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Milk Jar’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pichet-water-colour

Jean-Marc Fontaine Pichet

 

 

Cup Raku-Black-and-White Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Black and White raku cup – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

 

Pot152b - lidded vessel with sgraffito decoration - snow peaked mountain - by Jean-Marc Fontaine

Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Raku- bud-vase-flat Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Raku bud vase –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot-166b Jean-Marc Fontaine - lidded ceramic jar

Lidded Jar  by Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot164b --  Jean-Marc Fontaine baluster shaped planter

 

 

Raku vessel –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Salt-and-Pepper Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Salt & Pepper Shakers’ –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Tajine-Brown-Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 ‘Brown Tajine’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

 

Tall-white-carafe-Jean-Marc-Fontaine with striped vertical incisions

‘Tall  carafe’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Teapot-blue with flat lid - Jean Marc Fontaine

Teapot –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Vase-bird-sgraffito with twin handles Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 Jean-Marc Fontaine lidded sgraffito vessel

 

 

 

Long necked Vase-blue Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 Vase blue  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Mottled Vase- Jean-Marc-Fontaine-with rustic colours

Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Baluster Vase-Yellow Jean-Marc-Fontaine-

 Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Polymer-Clay Woody Allen bust

Woody Allen bust – Jean Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Obelix figurine

‘Obelix’   Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine-figure-sculpture

‘9’ – Jean Marc fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Asterix’ –  Jean Marc Fontaine

 

Jean Marc Fontaine sculpting in his studio – 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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