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 of her pottery is made of stoneware and she has also started experimental work collecting wild, rather red/rough clays around her home, which gives a new character to her pieces. She makes her house enamels with the healthiest possible natural materials. Oak ashes collected around, some mineral powders and sometimes a little natural iron oxide to color. His ceramics are designed and shaped by hand, and with small rudimentary wooden tools, at the moment mainly according to the slow and ancestral techniques of modeling (colombins, stamping, pinched - without electric lathe).
MATERIALS : Clay gleaned around my house, red / rough, mixed with a mix of red sandstone (from Noron and Paris basin).
TECHNIQUE : Colombs and plucked small rudimentary wooden tools
ENAMEL : From personal research, oak ash enamel
COLOUR : Beige and raw red earth
DIMENSIONS : Ø 28cm approximately, height 18cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Gently wash with soapy water