Ceramics made by hand by Hèlene Maury in her workshop in the Lot.
Hélène makes pieces by hand in very small quantities, in her home workshop, in the middle of the fields, in the Lot. She shapes her ceramics in a free and spontaneous way. 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 own 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 using slow and ancestral modeling techniques.
MATERIALS : Wild clay harvested in the Lot, mixed with sandstone from Noron and red sandstone from the Paris basin.
TECHNIQUE : Coil modeling
COOKING : Electric at 1250°
EMAIL : Email of oak ashes from the Lot, recovered from the homes of his friends.
COLOR : Red and Beige. Drips of ferruginous ash enamel on the exterior, which sometimes reveals small black/red spots.
DIMENSIONS : Ø approximately 12cm, 15cm high
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Wash with soapy water