I like artists to remain mysterious. Not to reveal too much. Our works speak of us, for us. So I’ll say little.
I was introduced to works made of clay at ‘Prometer’, a teaching centre well-known among ceramicists, then in Pennes Mirabeau, Bouches- du- Rhône. Since then I have followed my own path to experiment widely. For quite a few years I have lived and worked in La Tour- sur- Orb where I have my workshop and run classes.
I draw my inspiration from many sources. Primitive art; world music evoking landscapes made of various materials; nature which offers people willing to listen or watch a multitude of treasures to feed one’s creative imagination. Also books. Books to read, to touch, sacred texts and signs, calligraphy.
Stoneware is my prime material. However, being a jack of all trades, I mix it with other materials – paper, glass, metal. I make holes, I cut, I make incisions and then I nurse, polish slowly with an agate. I often finish with smoke-firing techniques in each kiln I have to built according to size and number of pieces. …I let the fire do its work.
Since 2006 my exhibitions have arisen from chance encounters, people I meet. There is a permanent exhibition in Au Soleil Bleu, a restaurant, in Lodève.
Currently, I am working with a female friend who writes poetic texts on ‘‘livres d'artiste’’, books dealing with clay, china and glass.