About Blanc Renard Ceramics…

Halfway between Art and Crafts (which are not so far from my point of view), my philosophy with creating « Blanc Renard Ceramics » is as much to express my universe as to touch the people who will be sensitive to it. By creating unique and poetic, tender or funny objects that bring us back to the wonders of childhood through the love of nature …

A few years ago I was children Illustrator and storyteller through my drawings, I then learned ceramic as we learned this job a good half a century ago : the watchwords being « productivity », « speed of execution « , count our actions and spend as little time as possible on a piece, the basic principles of factory production in short. And even if it is good to learn the technicality and the so-called « classic » methods, I think it is especially good to get rid of it after a while …

To achieve a satisfactory result, many tests are necessary before creating a collection …

Ceramist is a marvelous profession which is as much technical as artistic and which allows an infinity of expression and different styles. Creating a beautiful piece takes time, patience and research, and there is nothing more pleasant and satisfying than knowing that each of your creations will be part of the lives of people for many years …

 

Each piece is unique and created by hand

In my workshop each piece, as small as it is, is treated as a one of a kind piece, from its shaping by hand in porcelain to the creation of its design. I spend a lot of time drawing and painting upstream in my notebooks, and the ideas I find at that time of composition, colors, are then transpose on my ceramics. I work a lot in watercolor, which has been my favorite medium for 20 years, because it has this characteristic of being « alive », partly indomitable, it is a character trait that I find in porcelain …

So from paper to ceramic, techniques and ideas respond and reason. Each piece is patiently painted by hand, and baked 2 or 3 times at high temperature in my pottery kiln, when you adopt one of my creation, the price is calculated as accurately as possible according to the time spent on shaping, illustration, the material used as well as the energy of the kiln, and always different from one piece to another.

I also have an ecological approach in my small workshop: I recycle all of my clay, nothing is thrown away, I use very little water and my kiln is a small energy-efficient model! I also recycle all my packaging, cartons, bubble wrap … For shipping!

If you too are touched by the beauty of handmade and my universe speaks to you, then accompany me along this little wild path bathed in light …

Un minuscule univers de porcelaine prend forme…

A tiny universe of porcelain takes shape …