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  • m a t i l d a

    p a r k e r

    c e r a m i c s

    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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    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

    email tillyparker@yahoo.com

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