Catalog produced as part of the exhibition '' Maurice Savoie: Art, Architecture, Industry '' presented at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec from Dec. 18, 2008 to March 1, 2009.
Known for his work as a ceramicist and his abundant production of works with which he participated in dozens of group exhibitions in Canada and abroad and in more than twenty personal exhibitions, Maurice Savoie has also contributed to the embellishment of many public buildings through the creation of some thirty works spread across Canada and beyond. Memorial University of Saint-Jean in Newfoundland and access to the Eaton's store via the McGill metro station in 1966, Quebec pavilion at Expo 67, Center de la Sûreté du Québec in 1977-1978, Chancellery of Canada in Belgrade in Yugoslavia in 1983-1984, schools, hospitals, libraries, almost every year since 1963 has seen the birth under his fingers of a mural, a frieze, a covering, a sculpture, works integrated into the architecture sometimes carried out within the framework of the political known as the 1% ... sometimes not.
Trained in ceramic arts at the École du Meuble and the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal, Maurice Savoie also completed advanced training courses in Europe which pushed him to expand his fields of investigation through experimentation and research either for new materials or for the new and more functional use of known materials. By collaborating with industry, he has developed a new art by which the boundaries between design, architecture and craftsmanship are blurred. In 2003, the Materia center in Quebec devoted an exhibition to him to showcase his recent productions. In 2004, he received the Saidye-Bronfman Prize and became the first winner of the Paul-Émile-Borduas Prize to be associated with the field of fine crafts. In 2008-2009, the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec finally revealed to the public this too little-known facet of the work of Maurice Savoie through which art, architecture and industry mingle and intertwine, to demonstrate the ingenuity of a artist that his curiosity motivated to play with materials and techniques to better dominate them.