Brutal. went to meet the ceramist Charlotte Lascève in her studio in Paris near Nation. Since then, Charlotte has moved to a workshop in the 19th. Let's discover his universe through an interview.What is your background and your training to get to ceramics?
I started with a few modeling lessons from models living in the fine arts of Reims and then I did an initiation tour in Lebanon during an exchange with the art school of Cergy. But at that time my artistic approach was more focused on photography and video. I became a food photographer after graduating.
In 2011 I decided to go back to turning lessons but not finding any available so I went back to modelling. I discovered the trick by taking courses. The tour was a real revelation and so I decided to enroll in professional training in order to pass a CAP Tourneur.
Are you self-taught or did you learn from someone else?
I am not self-taught, my learning was done through various courses and training.
In particular, I made great progress in modeling in the Ayse Gezen workshop in Paris in the 20th arrondissement. I then followed my professional training at ATC with Christophe Bonnard and Grégoire Scalabre, where I learned the fundamental gestures of the lathe. Christophe also taught me enamel. This training allowed me to obtain my CAP turner.
Do you remember your first play?
As a child, I had given my father a modeled book of the War of the Buttons.
But when I resumed regular modeling lessons in 2011 I remember that my first bowls always ended in plates. I was fighting with the earth.
How would you define your job?
Simple and refined shapes, I like finesse and I continue to experiment, which allows me to learn constantly with different clays.
I also have an artistic approach, performance around the game and I continue to take modeling lessons from live models.
What is your creative and manufacturing process?
I practice several techniques, the turn, the modeling, the stamping and the molding. Concerning the enameling I use, on the one hand, commercial enamels, and on the other hand, I create my own enamels.
What is your favorite technique? Your favorite moment in the process?
I believe that the wheel is perhaps my favorite technique, I still allow myself to be hypnotized by pulling my clay to the maximum and by looking for shapes. My favorite moment remains the moment when I open my oven, it is each time a surprise, it's a bit like a Christmas present, the parts can be sublime or ugly or simply deformed and broken.
What is your favorite material? What do you like about him?
I don't have a preference for a particular material, what I like is changing lands, none have the same appearance, some are more plastic and soft like porcelain or earthenware, others are chamotted or smooth like some sandstones. I also like to work with plaster. It all depends on the moment and the desire.
What inspires you outside of ceramics?
Art in general and nature inspire me, give me energy and the desire to create. Yoga, tango and cooking relax me.
Can you tell us about one or more books on ceramics or something else?
"La Sagesse Du Potier" by Jean Girel, a must-read.
The ceramic glazes Research methods of Marc Uzan essential for the creation of his enamels.
What are your last significant trips or your travel desires?
Jingdezhen the world capital of porcelain in ChinaReturn to Japan to meet the potters there.Discover Africa.