Parution dans la Revue de la Céramique et du Verre

Ravie d’avoir eu le plaisir d’échanger avec Anne Malherbe pour le dossier intitulé “L’appel du large” dans La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre  !

“Passionnés par le milieu aquatique, des céramistes et verriers s’attachent à en reproduire la faune et la flore, transformant leur matériau en écaille ou en peau de cétacé. Tout en sublimant la beauté des abysses, ils alertent aussi sur leur dégradation progressive et la nécessité de sa sauvegarde. Exploration d’un monde flottant habité de chimères et d’animaux marins…”

A travers cette interview, je suis heureuse de partager à la fois  mon amour pour la mer et  celui pour la porcelaine.

JEMA 2021 / J6 – Restons connectés !

The JEMA 2021 Digital Edition are closing their doors this evening. I hope that these virtual tours have enabled you to better understand what drives my work as a ceramic sculptor of porcelain.
You can find all the videos of the week on this website and on YouTube. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me through the contact form.
We hope that these virtual walks will have pleased
you, that they will have made you appreciate the universe of crafts and creation.

See you soon for real encounters in my studio. In the meantime, let’s stay connected together!

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JEMA 2021 / J5 – Portfolio 2020/2021

Fifth day of the JEMA 2021, the journey continues to the outcome of the piece, in search of the emotion of life.
I give you its path to the final touch through these few words, and give you a glimpse of the result of my process through the video portfolio of the past year.

It was born from an idea, from an image, a sound, a movement ; it’s carnal. I have to create it from this nude loaf of almost grey clay. This idea is in a state of becoming I work it, I model it, I give it shape, I force it to become. A global form first, a volume. I judge it, I gaze at it, I adopt it. I imagine its structure, its body, I look at it again and again from all angles, turn it as I move around, and model it some more. It’s full of movement, caressing, stretching.

The form materializes, a little resting time to dry, I scratch it, I coat it with slurry, I stick it, unstick it, I place and replace it, everything is in movement on the «tournette», I check it from all angles, it is being created from the touch of my fingers I imagine it already finished, it will be beautiful. I already hope that it will be loved by the eyes of others.

Then, when it comes for the time for it to be put in the oven, a quivering, anxiety followed by excitement, enthusiasm suddenly comes over me. After all, it’s the same emotion as when we put a cake in the oven after having licked the plate to imagine its taste. it will come out in biscuit, less fragile, still porous ready to be enhanced by the glaze.

I soak it in the glaze or I add small touches with a brush. Like the dew, it will shine in the morning sunlight. At the second baking, it is the same quivering, quaking, the same anxiety followed by excitement and enthusiasm, but this time, it is the last step, 48 hours,..it’s a long time to wait, a very important moment, a rendez-vous : anything could happen.

I take it out, success, I am happy, a feeling of contentement…I’m moved.
I hope this piece will be desired and loved. When it leaves my workshop, it’ll take a piece of me with it.

JEMA 2021 / J4 – Atmosphère d'Atelier

For this third day of the JEMA, I’d like to evoke a new step of the creation process, this awaited rendez-vous with the clay and its infinite potential, for my greatest happiness.

Back to clay…
Then the day comes, when, in front of my table, the idea has to sprout, grow, bloom, become. The Impatience is still there, to such an extent that I always take a loaf of clay with me
during my stays in Brittany in case the idea suddenly flows from my fingertips.
Seated at my table, my boards and my small tools at hand, two bowls, one with water and the other with slurry on my right side, no, on my left, under the lights of my two workshop lamps, I get to work, to the sounds of my music always there.
It’s a magic moment, alone in
front of this humid loaf of clay, my drawing not so far away, just in case, but I’m not looking at it. That’s how this grege loaf of clay, humid and smelly for some, taken out of its plastic, comes to life.
My hands, my fingers, my arms seem guided. I create my piece, I give it its shape, I mold and pummel it, scratch it and even tear it up. It’s soft, sometimes joyous, happy or even violent, brutal.
We know each other very well. The clay is just as alive as I am, but sometimes with a nasty temper. If I don’t respect it, it’ll have its own way maybe even take revenge !

It’s a dialogue, a conversation between the two of us.
This clay acts a lot like me…

JEMA 2021 / J3 – Travail de la Matière, la porcelaine

For this third day of the JEMA, I’d like to evoke a new step of the creation process, this awaited rendez-vous with the clay and its infinite potential, for my greatest happiness.

Back to clay…
Then the day comes, when, in front of my table, the idea has to sprout, grow, bloom, become. The Impatience is still there, to such an extent that I always take a loaf of clay with me
during my stays in Brittany in case the idea suddenly flows from my fingertips.
Seated at my table, my boards and my small tools at hand, two bowls, one with water and the other with slurry on my right side, no, on my left, under the lights of my two workshop lamps, I get to work, to the sounds of my music always there.
It’s a magic moment, alone in
front of this humid loaf of clay, my drawing not so far away, just in case, but I’m not looking at it. That’s how this grege loaf of clay, humid and smelly for some, taken out of its plastic, comes to life.
My hands, my fingers, my arms seem guided. I create my piece, I give it its shape, I mold and pummel it, scratch it and even tear it up. It’s soft, sometimes joyous, happy or even violent, brutal.
We know each other very well. The clay is just as alive as I am, but sometimes with a nasty temper. If I don’t respect it, it’ll have its own way maybe even take revenge !

It’s a dialogue, a conversation between the two of us.
This clay acts a lot like me…

JEMA 2021 / J3 - By Rita - Pascale Morin - Travail de la matière, la porcelaine - Zoom sur les mains

JEMA 2021 / J2 – Matière en devenir

Seconde journée des JEMA 2021… aujourd’hui je vous propose un focus sur la naissance de l’idée d’une création, un processus bien souvent inattendu et ô combien réjouissant.

JEMA 2021, second day…  a simple focus on the unexpected ways ideas are coming to my mind, always a joyful moment.

Where do my creations come from ?
They start with a feeling, a vision of something, a detail, a thought, a word, a sound, even a breath of air. Everything is soft, furtive, thoughts abound, intensify, run, move around. They are in the back of my head. Ready to surface whenever they are, always suddenly, always instantly.
One idea, one image leads to another even with more details and other thoughts, textures, scents or smells, a feast for the senses, effervescence takes over, and I experience a states of wonder strong enough, powerful enough to wake me up , makes me stop doing everything else in order to draw those imaginary moments, which are creative, stimulating, exciting and a little frightening by their power, their liveliness.
It’s the current of a wave that coming from far, pulling everything with it, a flowing memory and then breaking on the shore violently or peacefully but always concentrated and the creation starts here.

By-Rita Pascale Morin, Matière en devenir, pièce 2

JEMA 2021 / Visite de mon Atelier

This is the opening of the JEMA 2021, and I propose you a virtual tour of my studio, with some pictures from behind the scenes and of work in progress. I let you discover what is moving me and what I am trying to instill in my creations.

« Still inspired by nature between vegetal and mineral, my work is now less figurative. I’m moving closer to nature and I feel I need to understand what its made of, its rhythms, its vitality, but in the same time, its degeneration. Iam looking for movement, the breeze, rain imprints, the heartof the sun, thebrightness of waves, sea spray, the hardness and the suppleness of the earth, the stillness of water and its energy. I am looking for, searching for, the emotion of the living things.
“My new pieces are the result of work and research on materials, the textures, traces or scars that personalize us, and that shape us.
A way of observing our universe, and our own nature…»

Journées Européennes des Métiers d'Art 2021

This year the JEMA takes place from April 6 to 11, and sanitary conditions prevent me from welcoming you to my workshop.

So to make you discover my universe, I have chosen, with the digital edition of JEMA 2021, to offer you some videos around the material, my workshop and its atmosphere, each time with a text on emotions that I live with this job.
To see and review, and to comment if you wish, on all social networks: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or Linkedin

I invite you to enter my universe… Let’s stay connected together!

My workshop is open in december

An image of my workshop illuminated in the evening. 
It will be open all week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the weekends of December 12-13 & 19-20 by appointment. 
Come and discover my porcelain sculptures as well as some pieces sold exclusively in my workshop (candle holders, button bracelets, pendants, rings, brooches…).
Hope your visit!