Karen PetitCeramicist, Saint-Étienne, France
Handcrafted in France. In a celebration of craftsmanship and manufactoring traditions, we tour each French region to bring you our curated selection of exceptional homeware, gifts and collectibles.
Ateliers d’Art de France unites over 6,000 French artisans, selected using three criteria: 1. All pieces handcrafted in an atelier in France. 2. Technical mastery of a specific savoir-faire. 3. Creativity and quality of the pieces.
She fires her work twice, first giving it a bisque firing, then a glaze firing. For some pieces, a final “gold” overglaze firing is used to accentuate a subtlety of detail or movement. She uses glaze only sparingly, as she prefers to let the fired clay “breathe for itself”.
Her production evokes the past but in a very contemporary language.