Jeanne-Sarah BELLAICHE

It is the experience of the clay
Then that of the firing which
Determine the gesture,
The shape, the colour, the matter.

 

 

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I am a ceramist
I am not a designer
I am not a plastic arts maker
I am not a potter
I am a ceramist.

 

I don’t think, I don’t say.
I don’t plan anything. I just work.
And I must do and undo
And work again the clay to see,
Feel, observe and discover
The form which prevails.

 

It is the experience of the clay
Then that of the firing which
Determine the gesture,
The shape, the colour, the matter.

 

I only try to pay attention
To all of this, to what is happening.
It is the substance which tells
Me which path to take.
It is the firing which tells me
Which way I went.

 

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