A blacksmith by training, Rémy Danoy practised his trade in
Touraine for twenty years. At the same time in collaboration
with his wife Catherine - with fire being a unifying element
in their work - they have used clay to create pottery. They
are self-taught and began their initiation with stoneware and
light earthenware. Based in the Dordogne since 1999, they
opened their studio and shop in Saint Avit Sénieur in 2013
since when they have enlarged their repertoire of techniques
to include raku and enfumage (“smoking”).
They have recently undertaken training in weaving and
Catherine has also been taught to spin by a professional in
They produce unique pieces such as sculptures and vases;
decorative and functional objects for the home and garden –
plates, bowls and jugs for example; chimes, roof finials,
garden labels and bird baths. Exterior pieces are made from
frost-proof stoneware and sculptures are of earthenware,
glazed, unglazed, waxed or with lustre finish.
They make cloth from wool, cotton, linen and vegetable fibres
and combine ceramic and textile elements in some of their
pieces such as lamps and wall hangings.