Using a wood-fired kiln, Julie Lavoie, ceramist, creates exquisite porcelain, both rich and rustic with its flames and the delicate imprint of cinders. The result: a rich "living white" effect, both precious and pure in its own way.
Cup from Nadine Desmarais | CoquillageNadine Desmarais Collection
Behind these delicate and textured pieces, we discover a new ceramist with a firmly established style.
Looking into her story, we realize the potter has a rich artistic background in visual presentation, advertising and photography. This explains such artistic maturity in a new line of work. "I have tried to express myself in many ways during my life (...) however, it is through clay that I find today an inner freedom from which springs my creativity".
Carrying the Gaspésie region deep in her heart, it is no coincidence that Nadine Desmarais's ceramics, with their pearly finishes and soft textures, always remind us of its seashores.
Diameter: 8 cm
Height: 6 cm
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