Simplicity, authenticity, small series, these words resonate with Balzac Paris. Justine Lacoste's work and her husband Jean with Ceramic spure This is a perfect illustration! Designed and imagined in their workshop located in the heart of the Charentaise countryside, their porcelain objects are the fruit of craft work.
Ceramic spur has a nice story, how did it all start?
Epure was born following a period of personal and professional research. After meeting different people from the ceramic world and formed, it seemed obvious and natural to continue, I had found my "way":):) Where do you draw your inspiration?
My sources of inspiration are multiple. Curious in nature, I am a great observer (training of anthropologist obliges:)) ..., a detail on a dress, a place, my entourage, works of art or even, and I believe the essential, Nature that remains an inexhaustible playground. Even if we are all influenced by the trend, fashion, I try to trust my instinct and especially my desire. What is your typical day?
Loaded! I wake up around 7:30 am and after a great breakfast (essential for me), a morning discussion with Jean, my husband and collaborator, a hug to my cats and dogs. It's direction the workshop; Who is adjoining our house, where we are starting to produce for orders placed. These are busy days because today Epure has grown up and it is no longer just produced, the administrative, communication part, but also management and production of stocks takes a very important part. The day is punctuated by moments of tea break and debriefing. End of the day, make way for the ballad which is for us a necessity. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place in the middle of nature, just cross the field to be in the forest.
Tell us about the product of the product?
Between the idea and the realization is long because the porcelain that I work essentially is a capricious material and it is not very docile. She deforms when cooked, does not always take the form that we want at the start. It is therefore a conciliation between her and my desire. After a lot of tests, we produce either a pouring or stamping pan or we turn on a potter's turn. It depends on what you want. We let the pieces slowly dry so as not to rush the drying and create cracks. We cook for the first time, cooking disgreen which consists in drying the room at about 800 degrees so that it becomes porous; Once out of the oven, we punctuate the parts to remove the small flaws and we enamel it. This consists in soaking these parts in a liquid which deposits a thin layer of dust and which while cooking at high temperature becomes the enamel, that is to say the shiny appearance that we see on the rooms (there are also Enames of matt appearance). For a perfect finish in our workshop, we are punctuating all the parts of unmistroaded parts one last time in order to have a softness to the touch, it takes us time but I particularly hold out. Then, the joys of the packaging and the game of tetris to avoid the breakage begins:)
Have you chosen to work ceramics, are there other materials that you would like to work?
I like everything ! Wool, fabric, wood; Iron is horrible my wrists hurt my hands so much is useful in everything I do. Right now, I'm waiting for a baby, and I'm about to make a knitting blanket, I like everything that is manual and that allows you to give free rein to your imagination. As for the earth I love it deeply, I like what it represents, what it allows. Starting from a very simple piece of earth and ending up eating in it is nice, right?
In the Proust way
A shape ?
A circle A place ?
The sea A period ?
1930s for clothing and 18th for decorative pieces A book ?
I love reading is a visceral need so I necessarily have several in mind, the one that comes to me first without thinking is Hello Sadness
of Sagan, but by rereading myself I also think of Sewn heart
From Carole Martinez that I really liked. Your dream of happiness?
Simple happiness: stay yourself, respect yourself, do what you love and laugh! The person you admire the most?
Alexandra David-Néel for her courage, determination, her need for personal overcoming. Your favorite room this season?
I love your selection: really; ) And I just cracks for pumps that I find both simple and very original: the purple madeleine. Your currency ?
Listen to, follow your instinct and trust life