Shipshaw native in Saguenay, I have been living in Armagh since 2010. This small village is located in the Bellechasse region, a one hour road trip southwest of Quebec City. It is in the old bakery that you will find the workshop-boutique Usine 60 where paintings, sculptures and ceramic utility pieces, unique and in small series, are created, entirely handmade.
Working on many fronts at the same time, the emotional motives of my approach are disguised as small series of sketches, paintings and day-to-day objects, leaving and breathing our daily spaces. The sculptural and utility aspect of my ceramic work are generally inspired by my pictorial practice.
I create for the love of the object and the relative gestures and movement, seduced by the simple fact that it carries the opportunity to share, and the temptation to create links between human beings.
I use sandstone baked at 1200 Celsius degrees (cone 6). Pieces are turned or shaped and mainly decorated with slip before being glazed and cooked a second time. Please note that all utility pieces are made from black sandstone with a high iron level (giving it its colour) and have a tendancy to store high temperature. Microwave fans, be careful. No problem for the dishwasher.