Local Ceramist

Gaële Dufaux-Mathieu - Montreal (Qc)

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Honouring the everyday, savouring comforting rituals and transforming the ordinary into the precious is what inspires Gaële in her work as an artisan of 'everyday creations'.

Ceramist by profession, she trained at the Céramique Bonsecours Centre in 2015, out of curiosity.  "In search of a profession that would fascinate me, I previously specialized in literature and philosophy before obtaining a degree in social work. But these different paths never met my need for manual work and artistic expression".

She has rapidly mastered the art of "pieces we want to go back to". Finesse, simplicity and a very local touch, in its colours and even by its name, Boréale.

Cup from Gaële Dufaux-Mathieu | Boréale

After just a few years turning the potter’s wheel, Gaële has developed a rare dexterity shaping her very fine objects. She always keeps functionality as a prime objective to move forward in her craft. It takes moves and gestures that have been repeated thousands of times to produce such well-balanced pieces for everyday use : “ Through the objects I create, I hope to bring out meaning and consciousness in the small gestures surrounding them, transforming common use in a comforting ritual.” Often found travelling and adventuring abroad, her returns to home soil are always buzzing with …