INTERVIEW WITH JOSIANE VÉDRINE - " As a small girl, I liked watching potters throw at the wheel and I've always thought one day I'd do that too. But it took me a while to get there. I first took recreational classes here and there for a long time. And then one day, I decided that would be my craft."
Specialized in the making of bowls, Manon Clouzeau developed a rare affinity for this form. Blessed with acute sensitivity and focus, she provokes playful variations in each and every piece to find unique points of balance between moments, gestures and emotions.
There's something about texture in ceramics that is simply irresistible. Like beauty, texture brings depth to a piece. It reaches beyond functionality to dig deep in our sensory experience. A mere useful teapot becomes your favourite when you have pleasure holding it and using it. Because ceramic is such a tactile medium (and teaware especially), the feeling and visual appeal of a piece’s surface always ends up playing a major role in our appreciation.
Anton Filonov is a self-taught artist who dedicated his profession to the making of teaware. Specialized in handbuilt ceramics, his work is highly intuitive and unique.
" I started by making simple things. Tea cups and cha he, mostly. And although I was only beginning, I knew I was going to make nothing but teaware. I have no other source of livelihood. I only do this and develop in this direction. "