Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Small Gray Horse 2. The sculpture's beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 2. Ceramic sculpture of a horse. Its beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 2. The sculpture's beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 2. The sculpture's beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 2. The sculpture's beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Small Gray Horse 2, 2020. The sculpture's beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.

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    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 3, 2016. Ceramic bust sculpture created by building up layers and layers of red clay. This bust measures 21 x 17 x 49 cm.

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    Jean-Pierre Larocque

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    White hair and long hand with plants, 2020. Watercolour on paper. The textured surface with rich and vibrant colours was created with layers of thick and thin watercolour paint. Drawn line elements have been incorporated throughout, some visible on the surface, some obscured by further layers of watercolour.

    16" x 19" x 1.5" in its custom wood frame. Actual painting is 9" x 12".

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 4. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 12 x 12 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 4. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 12 x 12 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 4. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 12 x 12 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 4. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 12 x 12 x 18 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 4, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 12 x 12 x 18 cm.

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    Small Gray Horse 1. This ceramic sculpture with its beautiful dappled texture  achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 1. Ceramic sculpture of a horse. Its beautiful dappled texture was achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes. This sturdy steed measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 1. This ceramic sculpture with its beautiful dappled texture  achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 1. This ceramic sculpture with its beautiful dappled texture  achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.
    Small Gray Horse 1. This ceramic sculpture with its beautiful dappled texture  achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

    Regular price $2,400.00
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    Small Gray Horse 1, 2020. This ceramic sculpture with its beautiful dappled texture  achieved with layers of coloured engobes and glazes measures 40 x 10 x 30 cm.

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    Large ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Large ceramic vessel - 3, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 27 x 27 x 22 cm.

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    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.
    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Terra Cotta Small Heads series - 1, 2016. Ceramic sculpture of multiple layers of red clay. This bust measures 18 x 14 x 35 cm.

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    Untitled. Watercolour on paper. This piece was created with layers and layers of watercolour paint, giving it a captivating richness and depth. Upon closer inspection, even more faces begin to emerge in the negative spaces.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Untitled, 2018. Watercolour on paper. Layers of thick and thin watercolour paint create a captivating richness and depth. Upon closer inspection, even more faces begin to emerge in the negative spaces. 

    20" x 26" x 2" in its custom wood frame. Actual painting is 14" x 20".

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 2, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.

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    Four heads in mauve and yellow. Watercolour on wooden panel. This piece was created with layers and layers of thick and thin watercolour paint, resulting in a textured surface with rich and vibrant colours.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Four heads in mauve and yellow, 2020. Watercolour on wooden panel. Layers of thick and thin watercolour paint result in a textured surface of rich and vibrant colours. Lines were made by adding (pencil) and subtracting (scratching through the layers of paint).

    15" x 17" x 1.5" in its custom wood frame. Artwork measures 8" x 10".

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    Large ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Large ceramic vessel - 1, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict hauntingly enigmatic expressionson multiple faces. 23 x 23 x 25 cm.

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    Large ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.
    Large ceramic vessel - 2. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Large ceramic vessel - 2, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 25 x 25 x 23 cm.

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 3. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 3, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 10 x 10 x 18 cm.

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    Medium ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 11 x 11 x 17 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 11 x 11 x 17 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 11 x 11 x 17 cm.
    Medium ceramic vessel - 1. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 11 x 11 x 17 cm.

    Jean-Pierre Larocque

    Regular price $250.00
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    Medium ceramic vessel - 1, 2022. Hand painted porcelain vessel. Black glaze has been applied in careful layers to depict faces and patterns. 11 x 11 x 17 cm.

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    "I develop themes, figures, heads, animal forms as points of departure. Being an artist is like jumping off a plane and making a parachute on the way down. Necessity, urgency, and a sense of invention is built into the endeavor."

    Born in Montreal, Jean-Pierre Larocque studied Printmaking at Université du Québec in Montréal. He holds a BFA from Concordia and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1988). Beginning in 1990 and until 2000 he has taught at numerous universities throughout North America including the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Emily Carr in Vancouver, the University of Georgia in Athens, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and California State University at Long Beach. Since 2000 he has lived and maintained a studio in Montreal. Between 2009 and 2017 he was Chair of Ceramics at Concordia University.  

    Larocque was commissioned to create a large solo exhibition for the reopening of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto, in 2006.  A catalogue accompanied the exhibition, and a film documented the project. A retrospective exhibition was presented at the 1700 La Poste in Montreal in 2019, accompanied by a catalogue and documentary film. 

    View/download Jean-Pierre Larocque's 1700 La Poste catalogue as a PDF here.

    View/download Jean-Pierre Larocque's Gardiner Museum catalogue as a PDF here.

    View a 53 minute documentary film about Jean-Pierre Larocque on Vimeo in French here, or with English subtitles here

    Portrait of Jean-Pierre Larocque between two of the artist's large sculptures.