I use different shaping techniques depending on the direction and the rendering I want to give to my work. Potter’s wheel, coil-built, slab-built, stamping.
The choice of clay that I will use is also determinant.
I work with several stonewares : red, white, brown, black. All are grog clay.
The grog gives structure to the clay and makes it more refractory. I chose to work with this type of clay for its crude and primitive look.
A year ago I started working around the bottle. A common, everyday object I choose to divert from its primary function to turn it into a sculpture or a vase. These bottles turned into tripod creatures, sometimes high-pitched or evoking a headless chicken. The interpretation is free.
I do not enclose any of my objects in a specific function. The "accidents" inherent in the work of clay and which are sometimes "happy" also have their place in my work, recalling the necessary humility that enables to understand what a potter faces with clay, water and fire.
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Catherine Dix Ceramics
Born in Paris on the 10th November 1970.
She works and live in Paris.
She is a ceramist since 2014 and use to work as a shoe stylist and artistique director for accessories.