Plucking the Clay

March 19, 2016
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Marie Serreau has had her hands in clay since she was a child! A self-taught path brought her to Quebec. Soon after, in 2002, the artist consolidates her knowledge with a professional course at the Maison de la Céramique de Mulhouse in Alsace.

This journey rich with learning, through many other projects saw her opening her own workshop in Burgundy. This enabled her to indulge in her own creative universe: "I invested myself for 6 years and developed my style, my graphics, my education."

Her trademark style is quite unique, who seems to take a pure joy in playing with.  The freehand arabesques that decorate her ceramics are a perfect example of this "(...) I feel free to express, to narrate, to say what drives me."

Beneath her playful airs, the ceramics of Marie Serreau also have this very natural side. The clay is not only used as support it also has its place in the final aesthetic while a colourful slip will set the tone and movement of the piece.

The artist is inspired by the utilitarian ceramics from Japan, both the more traditional as well as contemporary. While nature is a source of inspiration, tea is too! "Tea is very much part of my daily life, linked to precious moments of sharing, of reflection ... and yes, a hot fragrant tea inspires my work constantly. "


Meet the Quebec artisans who are passionate about the objets and art of tea. Every four months, pieces by a different designer will be presented in this unique showcase, giving you the chance to enjoy the great quality and diversity of the work of some of our local potters.

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