Based in Samois since 2012, I actually opened my first studio in the UK in 2009 after training at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham. I now am lucky to have a lovely work space where I enjoy designing and making, in the heart of a village nesting between forest and river, an hour south of Paris.
I prefer making using the potter's wheel but I also hand build with slabs of clay especially when making my beloved ceramic houses.
Guided by the pleasure of creating beautiful objects for everyday usage, I design and make functional and unique porcelain pieces as well as a line of decorative objects on the theme of houses. Some of the ceramic houses are photographed and the photos used to create image transfers that are applied on some porcelain pieces. Other pieces are decorated with a subtil row of house in relief. Some are left with no decoration, leaving the porcelain stand out.
The work around the theme of houses is mostly made with black stoneware clay, and reflects both the sense of connection we feel for our home and land, but of curiosity for unknown places and countries. A house is a place that is dear to all and each individual will transform and adapt the space to claim ownership, to make it ‘hygge’, as described so accurately by the Scandinavians. The home is a reflection of oneself.