Céline Arnould lives and works in Zurich. She uses human hair as a medium for her ceramic work.

She combines these materials in ever new series of experiments, in which every idea is implemented and new directions develop playfully. These series are created by working with her hands, by working out the technique and by knowing the connotations of the material. In this way, her objects are often more of a medium to display the technique, the combination of materials and the craftsmanship.

During her training as a hairdresser and her studies in design at ZHdK, hair and its possibilities for design and its role in creating identity were central to her work.

[céline arnould]

funding & exhibitions

  • [2023]

    Work contribution [Ikea Foundation Switzerland] with Louisa Goldman

  • [2023]

    Work contribution [Kanton St. Gallen] with Louisa Goldman

  • [2022]

    Gallery representation [Okro Gallery Chur]

  • [2022]

    Group exhibition Blood  & Dust [Material-Archiv Zurich]

  • [2022]

    Inclusion in collection decorative arts [Museum für Gestaltung Zurich]

  • [2022]

    Nomination, “the best in design” [Hochparterre Zurich]

  • [2022]

    Group exhibition [raw senses @Zurich Design Week]

  • [2021]

    Group exhibition Haargenau [Talmuseum Engelberg]

  • [2020/2022]

    Inclusion in collection [Materialarchiv Zürich]

  • [2020]

    Work contribution [Ikea Foundation Switzerland]

  • [2020 – 2021]

    Support programme [what's next studio @Zurich University of the Arts]

  • [2020]

    Work contribution [Kanton St. Gallen]

  • [2020]

    Group exhibition [Lieblingsstücke Okro Gallery Chur]


human hair & porcelain