How would you define what you do?
My works are like resonances that are original and universal. The works that I make create a dialogue between function and art. They are evocations of everyday objects: old pots that were used to store, preserve or cook.
Which tools do you use?
I use very simple wooden tools to stretch the clay or to better define its curves, however my hands are my best tools! I like this economy of means, the calm and the tranquility. Each thumbprint placed on my work represents time and my presence.
© Jérémie Logeay
The imprints you leave create patterns on your works?
All my pieces are shaped by hand according to an ancient, hand building technique and fired at a high temperature. On the surface of my pieces is the appearance of a movement created by the imprint of my thumb, like little waves.
Why is this important to you?
The piece emerges with a particular soul, a feeling of humanity, a simple trace of the finger, like a movement in life. For me, a pot is like a body and I choose to leave its skin bare, so that the clay can, like skin, have pores that vibrate and breathe, encouraging touch.