Valérie Le RouxCeramicist, Concarneau, 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.
Blue, red, orange, grey…her palette is bright and gay. In a few strokes, she brings us with her to the seaside. Mackerel heads pop out to wink at us, numbers are caught from a sail flapping in the wind, kelp sways gently in the tide. We can almost smell the salty sea breeze.
Her strong, clean lines, somewhat reminiscent of Matisse, yet distinctively her own, adorn everyday objects. Ceramic plates, bottles, cups and bowls to brighten a table or a kitchen corner. Her vibrant style has caught the eye of many hotel or restaurant owners. Her earthenware pieces are handmade from beginning to end: turned on a potter’s wheel and painted individually.