My ceramicist’s life
A life dedicated to ceramics and maybe it is not over yet!
About forty years ago, I discovered clay during an internship enlivened by the students and workers who participated in the protest movement of May 1968, who had a rather festive approach to the clay. Then, I taught myself, and working the clay became more and more important in my life.
At first, in the 70s,I made stoneware with a wood-fired kiln; then gas-fired.
Becoming more and more interested in glazes, I began working mainly in porcelain.
For the last twenty years I have dedicated myself uniquely to working with crystalline glazes. This family of glazes first fascinated me because of its technique. But having mastered this with simple glazes, I was able to pass to the next stage: realising pieces where the body and the skin of the ceramic become one; pieces inviting one to dream.
My workshop and showroom. The rosebushes of Françoise my partner.
Making a small bottle stopper.
Inspecting the firing in the gas kiln.
Opening the kiln.
But sometimes the hammer becomes a precious tool.