In her workshop at the Orfèvrerie located in Saint-Denis, Pia Chevalier today develops objects on the border of the unique piece and the object of art.
She leaves room for total spontaneity in the process of creating and composing her pieces.
Pia likes to be in direct contact with raw materials to then transform them and create unique pieces. Her work focuses on everyday objects, which she sees as a sculpture capable of arousing emotion and creating an emotional bond. His obsession is to confer solemnity on these objects in order to make them endearing.
Pia appreciates the defects of materials, their tendency to degradation, to entropy, which leads her to accept the unexpected, the ephemeral. Today she works with earth, steel, brass and copper, each project leads her to discover new materials and pushes her to confront materials, to experiment.
Pia apprehends ceramics in a very intuitive way, the techniques she likes are modeling and pinching. She finds in this material a great freedom of expression which gives rise to disproportionate, funny sculptures often inspired by the culinary universe such as octopuses and donuts where the handle becomes the biscuit and the enamel the flavor.