m a t i l d a
p a r k e r
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In 2011 I traded a busy career producing wildlife documentaries for a more simple life in the South of France. It was then that I discovered pottery and the immense joy and escape it brought me.
I love the unpredictability of working with Raku, an ancient Japanese technique. In a world where we are used to controlling so much, letting Nature and the elements have the final creative decision is both magical and liberating.
My pieces are hand built, one-of-a-kind originals. Whether they are decorative or functional what they all have in common is the many hours of positive energy I put into each piece.
I favour small series or little figurative 'families' over producing large volumes of work, allowing me to keep my creativity flowing.
The Japanese tradition of Wabi-Sabi, finding beauty in imperfection is something that resonates strongly with me.
Often my pieces are not perfectly symmetrical. I embrace their small imperfections, rather than let them restrain me.
I find that thumbprints and irregularities in the clay marry perfectly with the cracks, dots and spots that reveal themselves during the Raku firing.
I love to mix materials, combining ceramics with found objects such as driftwood or bits and pieces I have picked up at French flea markets.
More recently I have started working with porcelain and am excited to experiment with its dainty, translucent and seemingly fragile nature.
It is wonderful to be doing something I have dreamed about for so long.
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Bring a touch of originality to your celebration with handmade porcelain guest favors.
From little almond dragée dishes to ring holders and charms, they make the perfect keepsakes for your guests to remember your special day, be it a wedding, christening, baptism, communion, baby shower or special birthday.
They can be personalised with names and dates. Prices start at 4 euros.
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My studio is in the beautiful countryside of
Aix-en-Provence in the South of France.
I welcome visitors, by appointment.
tel +33 6 28 77 71 49
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