EARTHQUAKE series - 2019 -

glazed earthenware




When I started working with slip clay and molding, I was dominated by the material. When it dries, retracts, tensions appear and sometimes large cracks. Firing and glazing bring other surprises.

  

Then I began to be more sensitive to the material and the tiny parameters that influence the final shape, temperature, timing...

So I can manipulate the clay and to orient it towards a result.

It's the search for the controlled accident.

 


Geology strata, erosion, natural constructions and their artificial versions , « formwork », fascinate me.

I use my atelier as a laboratory where I imagine processes to mimic the effects of time on earth.

 

From the same mold several unique pieces can come out.