Background Having spent three years studying drawing, photography and
cinema, I wanted to use my knowledge of the visuals arts in
conjunction with a living, malleable matter. It seemed natural
therefore, to turn towards clay. I met a ceramicist who
introduced me to that most marvellous of tools - the potter's
wheel and then I did a course in raku with Sophie Houdebert at
her studio- workshop "La Terre en Feu". Armed with this
wonderful experience, in 2013 I decided to make artistic
creation a way of life.
Activities I create utilitarian and decorative raku ware objects in
contemporary and traditional styles as well as working to
order. For the last three years I've given workshops in
modelling and throwing for children and adults for a variety
of organisations and I also give lessons in my workshop or at
the student's home. I offer courses covering the entire
process of making a ceramic object. Accommodation in a
contemporary yurt is available for these courses.
Clay is our ally. I want to tame it and allow it to express
its sensitivity, echoing our own. Step by step, raku helps us
let go, leads us to a place of serenity because the process is
always full of risk, often surprise and continually wonder.
Raku teaches the potter humility because faced with the
alchemy of the individual elements, the potter is no more than
the vector. Artistically, my aim is to reveal a sense of the
vegetal in the variously deep and shallow cracks and in the
infinite shades of grey and black created by use of a smoking
technique. "Raku" means spontaneity, happiness and spiritual
joy - quite a programme!
LESSONS / COURSES
Modelling, throwing, enamelling and raku firing.
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