Séverine discovered ceramics in 2017 in Kayoko Hayasaki’s studio in the heart of the Marais, in Paris. Clay imposed itself on her as an intimate evidence. Modeling, casting, it is formed by many talented ceramists. Through these techniques, she tames sandstone and its moods. She acquires new, slower, more precise gestures. The shapes, the curves, the textures, the colour, the light… Throughout the experiments, she discovered and sharpened her eye.
Loving to explore new territories, she goes where ideas carry her. Impatience demands it. It seeks form, erases the superfluous and moves away to return to the essential. Sometimes, emotion is created alone. Her pieces are handmade one by one, in small series in her workshop, today installed in Amiens. Hidden from view, she mixes traditional techniques of ceramics with the most modern to create her own universe.
From each object she shapes, an emotion must be released, a feeling to become an object of envy and no longer of necessity. A color or texture will awaken an attraction, a shape will awaken a memory.
Resolutely inscribed in a clean and minimalist style, sometimes architectural, sometimes figurative or even mechanical, these pieces become singular entities between futuristic structures inspired by the past, contemporary totems or figures of the imaginary.
Séverine lives and works in Amiens.