Wabi Sabi Neriage* pots. The two different clays (porcelain and red stoneware) have been mixed on the wheel then thrown together to form a colored cloudy effect. These pots have been made during my artistic residency in Japan at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. I have been much inspired by the Wabi Sabi aesthetics, that values serendipity and the surprises we can get while working with a material. Some features of these pots are characteristic of the Wabi Sabi: visible […]
Series of stoneware matcha bowls made during my stay in Japan at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. For these bowls I wanted to explore the tactile features of the clay as well as its natural colors, blending directly on the wheel a fine black clay with a grogged grey clay.
Porcelain treasure boxes created during my artistic residency at the Institute of Ceramic Studies in the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. December 2014. Wheel-thrown porcelain base and cobalt colored porcelain slip for the upper part.
For those who ever wanted to drink the elixir of life and live forever… These mini bottles play with the myth of the eternal youth. The forms are inspired by ancient potion bottles with a modern twist. What is your secret of youth? Perfume, spices, magic ingredient… Each bottle is different and it is up to the user to define what to put inside.
Pythos comes from two Greek words : pithos (jar) and phytos (plants). Pythos is a duo of jars made to be used as a flower pot and as a urn. These two jars are made of colored earthenware with mate finish. Dimensions: 14.5cm height, 8cm diameter base
On August 2013 I was invited by the French Institute of Crafts (INMA) to take part of an European program called Dream (Design Research Europe Arts and Crafts), alongside fifteen French, Spanish, Irish and Slovakian designers and ceramic artists. We have participated on a Masterclass of design and ceramics in Ireland, more precisely in Thomastown, Kilkeny. We were welcomed by the Irish Crafts Council and the Thomastown Pottery Skils School. During these 10 days of masterclass we have learned a […]
For this project I have developed a methodology to insert cultural identity elements into ceramic plates designed to the tourism market of my hometown, Florianópolis in Brazil. The goal was to deliver the visitors keys to know more about the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the city through a complete gastronomic experience. This project had three phases: research of the city icons and graphic translation of these icons into patterns, design of the plate and conception of the packaging.
These miniature bottles were created to highlight these hand-picked flowers that sometimes we bring home after a stroll in the woods. These are wheel-thrown and the carvings were inspired by crystal carved bottles.