MEET THE ARTIST
“I create “sculptures for living” which question ancestral and contemporary know-how and which seek to place workshop practice, the hand, the act of Making at the center of attention without dissociating them from Thought. "
CURVY WORLD STUDIO
Sarah tells us about the two sides of her activity, or how architecture meets the Fine Arts.
Tell us your story, how did your vocation come to you?
I followed two years of Architecture before joining the Beaux-arts de Paris for 5 years and graduating in 2021. I then set up my studio designing and manufacturing ceramic objects and furniture sculptural in biomaterials.
How would you describe your style, your artistic approach in a few words?
My style is elegant, energetic and dreamy.
I create "sculptures for living" which question ancestral and contemporary know-how and which seek to place workshop practice, the hand, the act of Making at the center of attention without dissociating them from Thought.
What are the themes or subjects that inspire you the most in your work?
The themes that constantly influence my work are life, architecture and pop culture.
How do you work?
In my work, there are two parts that I develop parallel to each other; on one side, the furniture and tailor-made projects which are made of biomaterials and on the other, the object, most often made of ceramic.
My workshop is warm and bright, it is an essential place for me.
I source all my materials in France and Europe, trying to highlight small producers or local businesses.
Do you have a particular technique, a particular know-how? Without revealing all your secrets to us, have you developed your own methods and techniques?
I have developed my own technique of laminating hemp and lime of French origin which I apply to my small furniture and small objects, or even for larger tailor-made projects (kitchen islands, dining table, shelves). integrated into the wall...).
My loaves of clay are most often regional and I prefer to work with sandstone because its robustness and depth fascinate me!
Tell us about your daily life, your constraints, your joys, your successes…
My practice at the workshop is intensive but punctuated by daily walks in Nature. Having chosen to be self-employed, I work almost 7 days a week but I allow myself these moments of break and poetry necessary to find inspiration and enthusiasm.
It takes time to develop your own schedule, alternating between pure creation, prototyping, professional and administrative meetings, digital communication and sales, logistics and insurance...
I am constantly evolving, I try not to let myself be fooled by doubt and fears even if it is complicated at certain times. Being an individual entrepreneur is not easy; it requires a lot of organization and resilience.
A message to convey, anything else you would like to share?
If someone wants to start out on their own to showcase their creations, don't hesitate. Stay curious, cultivate your autonomy and not be afraid of failure.