Dominique Pouchain began his apprenticeship in 1973 in the workshop of his parents Jacques and Rolande Pouchain. His father is a ceramist and painter, his mother decorator. He enrolled as a craftsman in the Chamber of Crafts in 1977 and then produced utilitarian pottery; quickly, it will address his first animal sculptures. The oxide juice it uses is one of the peculiarities of his work, a signature. Parts of a matte black, which absorbs light deep.
Utility to the simple pleasure
The exhibition at the show of Arts Workshops in Paris in 1985 is successful. Z gallery, Scorpio and Jean-Charles Morato gallery decide to support it and expose it. Jean-Charles Morato felt the singularity of the man and his work, his support will be flawless, his remarkable fidelity. In 1989, following the opening of the Gallery shop in Dieulefit, Dominique Pouchain abandons utility production and is dedicated to sculpture. He comes home Artists in 1990. His meeting with the alquifoux, traditional Mediterranean enamel (lead galena) in 1992, offers its rooms a riot of intense and vivid colors, those that reflect the light while black still present, he absorbs it. Light, it is what is at the heart of research.
Ceramic and bronze
The research, Dominique Pouchain the lead in the light and in the field. Passionate, he works tirelessly, his bestiary is expanding, while exhibitions followed. There he is present in many private collections in France and abroad. He began to dream his pieces in bronze. In 2003, three bronzes are cast in Barthélémy Foundry, this is the beginning of a collaboration that continues. Always so curious, he chose one design as a new avenue of research, monotypes are invited to join ceramics and bronzes exposed to Glineur Gallery which is one of the permanent artists since 2006.
Earth and design
Indefatigable, he collaborated in the project designer Guillaume Bardet "L'usage des jours" which received the Bettencourt Prize in 2011. Since then, the line has been refined, the humanized bestiary, The Minotaur was born.