Grégoire Scalabre is a French ceramist and sculptor.He took his first steps in the world of ceramic at the age of 16 wheel throwing and exploring a dizzying number of forms for manufacturers. His first interest was in utilitarian containers, the objects that are omnipresent around us and that are part of the rituals of our everyday life. His career features a wealth of formal research which, over time, liberated itself from the notions of utility and domestic rituals to embrace a purely sculptural dimension.Of particular interest are his “Haussmann” project, created at the Manufacture de Sèvres, and The Perpetual Movement series, a tribute to Tony Cragg, an artist for whom he has great admiration.
From 2010 and 2013, he took part in a residency at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, where his original approach of accumulations emerged and which marked the definitive end to any dimension of utility in his work and the start of his ambition of creating monumental pieces with a colossal project entitled “Astrée”. He showed this piece in Paris at the musée des Arts décoratifs, then at the museum national de Sèvres. This residency marked a turning point in his life as an artist.
In 2022, he was awarded the “Intelligence de la Main” prize by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation with his piece ‘La Dernière Métamorphose de Thétis” and was nominated “Ambassadeur des savoir-faire” by the INSFF. His latest works are exhibited in the Royal Stables of the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (until April 2025) and at Abbaye de Maubuisson (autumn 2024).
Alongside his work as an artist, Grégoire Scalabre has taught film over 20 years and recently founded the Scalabre Mercier Studio in Paris with his partner Virginie Mercier.
Grégoire Scalabre is represented by the Todd Merrill Gallery in New York and by Modern Shapes Gallery in Belgium.
His work can be seen in a wide range of public and private collections in France and abroad.
With his sculptures, Grégoire Scalabre is one of the greatest ceramists who contribute to the revival of contemporary ceramics that some consider close to the plastic arts and design.


  • 1990-93 Atelier du Sage – Dieulefit
  • 1991-93 Lycée des Métiers de la Céramique – Lonchamp
  • 1994-95 École agir céramique – Alzon

Solo Shows

  • 2019 Mouvement perpétuel – Galerie  Modern Shapes (Anvers)
  • 2018 Mouvement perpétuel – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2015 Aguirre – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2013 Ondes – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2010 Haussmann – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2008 Temps Modernes – Galerie Nec (Paris)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 Group Show 2018 – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2018 Exposition – Domaine du château Chassagne Montrachet
  • 2018 Art Paris Art Fair – Grand Palais (Paris)
  • 2017-18 L’Expérience de la couleur – Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres
  • 2017 Forces & Formes – Arcade, Château de Sainte Colombe
  • 2013 Révélations – Grand Palais, Paris.
  • 2010-11 Circuit céramique: la scène française contemporaine Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
  • 2010 Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres – Pavillon des arts et du design
  • 2010 Noir, blanc, rouge – Galerie Nec (Paris)
  • 2007 Galerie Rauch (Paris)
  • 2007 Galerie Rossana Orlandi (Gênes, Italie)


  • 2017 Céramique, répertoire de formes – Editions Eyrolles
  • 2013 Grégoire Scalabre , Frénésie Minérale Éditions de la Revue de la Céramique et du Verre
  • 2007 Collaboration avec Eno – Éditions de nouveaux objets


  • 2008 -10 Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres


  • 2007 Talents à la carte – Salon Maison et Obje