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 is my challenge : my pieces are made using only clay, throwned slowly on a potter’s wheel before a single-firing, mindfully keeping its essence.

« Inside-Outside » and the balance to find between « what we show outside » and « what we live inside » has long been a guideline in my work. My most recent sculpted-on-a-wheel ceramics are looking for balance, joy, freshness, happiness, lightness… Afterwards, light sometimes enhances the movement. They can be seen in different positions, evoking unpermanence : each position other images arise, like when staring at clouds in the sky.

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