Joëlle Swanet

The spirit of Asian ceramics impregnated with sacred intention and wabisabi philosophy have left traces in my work. Achieving a strong expression with few materials, using a potter’s wheel, is my challenge.
“Inside-Outside” and the balance to find between “what people show” and “what they live” has long been a guideline in my work.
My most recent sculpted-on-a-wheel ceramics are guided by the idea that our representations of the world create reality. They can be seen in different positions, evoking unpermanence : each position other images arise, like when staring at clouds in the sky. The way one sculpture is showed, the lighting, as well as the position completely modify perception: it is a metaphor for the human capacity to change the prism through which we seen our environment.

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