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.
Des Collections dessinées
The collections are all drawn or taken from original photos. Each collection has its own history. The first to have emerged is the Prunier Collection from a photographic work. I have always had a camera that accompanies me on my travels. I compile photos of memories, details, foliage according to my obsession of the moment. I call it becoming matter. And then it comes out, we don’t really know how but at the right time. I continued this work with drawings of insects. I find the dragonfly wings fantastic, very graphic. For Les promeneurs, it’s the quick graphic sketches that we do when we are on the phone that inspired me and took me in a lot of small stories, memories. For the Cats, it was the idea of enjoying 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!
And finally, the Koï collection.
Un panel de couleurs
I could hardly imagine a world without colors. I love all of them !
Making ceramic colors is the result of a long work of weighing and firing. It's just the moment to take the time to do things.
Each color has its own story. Mustard, for example, was the color of the first clay I used in my first studio. I loved its color when it was still a little raw, not completely dry, leather hard as we say. It was taking the light in a wonderful way. When I got that mustard color back, I was thrilled.
In love with colors, I even developed this Berlingot collection consisting of a camayeu of color in red, blue or pink tones laid in lines or freely caligraphized. The Traces collection, too, is in that vein. I like the idea of the Soulage gesture.