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I started making pottery a while ago but during lockdown the kiln was closed. I continued shaping pots and bowls in my studio but had nowhere to fire them. I did try a fire pit but it didn’t work out.
I was also working on a series of pastel spiral drawings.
Suddenly I connected both ideas: using coiling pottery technique, which is derived from basketry.
My baskets are made with a strong impulsion, similar to a paint stroke: quick and precise, it is raw. I don’t cut all the silk or cotton treads, I love the unfinished look.
It is always a work in process. Even if I consider them as finished pieces, I could take them back at anytime, cut them apart, assemble them with another basket or make a new shape, add a lid…
All my art pieces are made with recycle materials and recycled creations: patchwork pieces, previous embroidery work cut into strips, even beloved dresses, cushions, t-shirts…
I create different collections of baskets or fabric bowls. The first collection is called “Spiral symbol”. I used natural dyes: blackberries, avocado, indigo, hibiscus on French linen.
In my garden, I have so many beautiful leaves, I wanted to keep them so I started by pressing the big cardoon leaves, selecting only the best ones. I was drawing flowers with pastels and one day I had the idea to mix both, adding colours and texture next to the pressed plants.
Embroidered jewellery made with cotton threads, seed beads and gold threads.
Cotton flowers and foliages shape embroidered stitched together to make chokers, necklaces, there are also set with matching earrings.