Ceramic made by hand by Hèlene Maury in her studio in the Lot.
Hélène makes pieces by hand in very small quantities, in her workshop-house, in the middle of the fields, in the Lot. She shapes her ceramics freely and spontaneously. His sources of inspiration are: simplicity, raw materials, the beauty of imperfection, color and the wild nature that surrounds him.
All her pottery is made of stoneware and she makes her house enamels, taking care to simply use non-toxic natural materials. Mineral powders, wood ashes and some natural oxides. Its impact on the environment and the effects of manufacturing on the health of our planet and the artisan are important to Hélène. His ceramics are designed and shaped by hand, and at the moment mainly according to the slow and ancestral techniques of modeling.
MATERIALS : Recycled sandstone, chamotte mix
TECHNIQUE : Hand modeling, engraving
ENAMEL : Resulting from personal research, natural enamel of oak ashes collected in the Lot in the wood stoves of friends, and rocks, matte and silky, resulting from personal research.
COLOUR : Raw Brown on the outside, Gray Green on the inside
DIMENSIONS : Ø 23cm approximately, height 10cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: Prefer hand washing for this salad bowl
Food: Yes. Be careful not to leave greasy foods on the surface of the unglazed clay.
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.