I didn't want to miss the opportunity to talk to you about Sara this week because after reading this article you will be able to discover directly from Friday and throughout the weekend, her work at the Salon Oil in Paris in which she is participating for the first time.
I went with Cédric to his workshop to discover his work. It is under the name of Dodo toucan that Sara presents her brand. A very pretty name! It was Sara's wish to choose a naive and colorful name.
“ After finishing Decorative Arts, I started ceramics in 2013 with friends in order to maintain a personal artistic practice. Little by little, I became passionate about it and the following year a friend and I bought a kiln and set up our own ceramic workshop.
My inspirations: in ceramics, I love certain contemporary Japanese ceramists like Shio Kusaka and Takuro Kuwata. I also really like looking at illustration, but it's impossible to name an artist, I love so many! Otherwise quite simply my friends, their worlds, their colors, inspire me a lot! »
The small room under the roof, bathed in light, gave the sculpted animals and their silent gaze an even more sublime presence. While Cédric talked about technique with Sara, I punctuated the discussion by raving about each object and I frantically photographed the smallest details.
I was able to understand that the color tests took a very long time to carry out and the firing of a finished piece was always uncertain: the risk of breakage or an accident of poorly fired pigment could call the piece into question. You therefore need to have heart in the work for each object, and also accept that it may escape you. “Handmade” with a lot of patience, passion and love!
“Concerning the materials, I work with earthenware and a little porcelain; in the future I would like to develop porcelain more. I create unique modeling pieces and I create molds to produce small series.
I like the idea of making visible the work of the hand and the person behind an object; I don't try to make things perfect, that's why the result is a little clumsy and "naive". »
So I take pleasure in photographing the entire collection while listening to Sara tell us about her experiences with molding and coloring to create her magnificent exotic birds, her blue leopards, her little balls of lucky characters, and all her enchanted tableware.
Each object, each figurine appears sublime to me. I perceive a hymn to nature, to simplicity, to tender little animals and to the fun graphics delicately hand-painted on the white tableware. I'm sure the Japanese would love it. Above all, I tell myself that this collection is made for lovers of pretty things and gentle art.
This weekend's exhibition is being held from Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14: 13 rue Jean Poulmarch , in the 10th district very close to the Canal Saint Martin. Practical information for this sales exhibition is here . And soon, you will be able to find Sara's creations on her site .