It is only in the silence of my studio that my creation can take shape. Everyday functional ware that hold in the hand. Silent and message-transmitting statuettes. Porcelain ware or stoneware, sober, unique and sleek; discreet and poetic. Decorations of trees, colors in simple touches, photographic transfers. Nothing noisy. A small sketch done vaguely in a small circle notebook after a short night.
Seven collection with drawing patterns
These 7 collections are all drawn or taken from original photos. Each collection has its own history. The first to emerge is the Plum tree Collection from a photographic work. I have always had a camera that accompanies me in my travels. I compile photos of memories, details, foliage according to my obsession of the moment. I call it matter in becoming. And then it comes out, you don’t know how, but at the right time. I continued this work with drawings of insects. I find the wings of the dragonfly fantastic, very graphic. For The walkers, these are small, quick graphic sketches that you do when you’re on the phone that inspired me and took me into a whole bunch of little stories, memories. For Cats, it was the idea to take breaks as only cats can take in their long moments of relaxation.
And also, the exotic, coming from a distant continent, Australia. The traveling has always been a founding part of my life. My parents traveled a lot and I only returned to France at the age of 10 to leave 2 to 3 months every year in Asia until I was 25. These trips fed and truly constituted me. In Australia, I was a bit confusing. It is a country both near and far. The way of life is very similar to ours except that instead of deer in the countryside you have kangaroos, instead of sparrows in the cities, you have parrots! It’s very intriguing. It’s as if your glasses had failed to set the record straight. It is by seeing these signs indicating the presence of kangaroos that I had the desire to implement this collection by mixing our deer or the Australian pedestrian crossing.
And since then, two lock-downs have passed by. Hence my collection Daisy in homage to this particular spring and the collection Envol born after a stroll by the sea just before the 2nd confinement history to take a big breath of air!
I recently expanded my color range from six to ten. I had to choose and I took them all. These colors are the result of a long work of weighing, firing, making choice. These are times where we must take the time. Every color resonates. Yellow mustard, for example, was the color of the first clay I throwned in my own studio. I was still depending on the Icf (Institut de Céramique Française) in a studio rented year-round and with the teachers wiling. A dream. At that time I used to throw mustard-colored earthenware. I loved its color when it was still a little raw, not quite dry, leather as we say. It could take the light in a wonderful way. When I was able to do that mustard color again, I was thrilled.
Loving colors, I even developed this Berlingot collection consisting of a camayeu of color in red or blue tones laid out in the form of lines or freely calligraphed. The Traces collection is also in this vein. I like the idea of gesture in the way of the painter Soulage.