EARTHQUAKE series - 2019 -
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.