Now available!

Now you can find our new ceramic collection. We found a fantastic place in the south of France where a your woman lives her Ikigai. She makes the most wonderful ceramic pieces. We want to share her passion with you. The collection is now available. It is a limited edition, only few pieces per style and color available. ofcourse it is possible to re-order. You can choose your own size and colour. Delivery time for customer made ceramic is approx 2 months. 

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Coralie, a truly passionate craftswoman,

And I think of all my suppliers the example of how to live your Ikigai.

In 2011, she settled in a small village in the South of France, in the Minervois, where she enjoys producing the most exquisite ceramics every day. She works all by herself, takes time for her family in between, and works on her products in peace and quiet every day. When you walk into her studio, you are overwhelmed by an oasis of calm, even though she works very hard. Coralie sits in the middle of the room, quietly turning cups and plates. In the afternoon, the sun shines on her through a skylight. It couldn’t be more beautiful.

Every product is unique and the quantities are limited. So you really have a unique product in your hands that comes from her pottery. The products are of course all unique, because that’s how it goes. With handmade products. Unevenness and irregularities are therefore the character of this ceramic. No moulds or machines are used as is usual in bulk production. Only her turntable is mechanical, the rest is all done by hand.

The most special thing about her products is the use of her ingredients.

From the ash to the glaze

All the colours of her pottery are made from ash, vegetable ash. Ash from burnt trees. All trees come from their own territory.For example, from the apple tree, vine, lavender, olive and peach tree. This means that the main ingredient of the glaze is ash, which gives it a soft appearance. The only oxide added is iron. This is a very old technique, because ash is a material that has always been available and it melts together with iron. The colour of the final enamelled ceramics is determined by the type of tree the ashes come from. We have chosen 2 colours:
The dark colour is made of lavender ash. The light colour is made from a mixture of the ashes of peach and apricot trees. The minerals in the ash determine the final colour.

These glazes were applied to the pottery.The pieces are baked at 1300 degrees and are everyday utensils. Because of this, they can be washed in the dishwasher and even in the oven!

Coralie uses high-quality clay from the supplier Solargil. This clay is very hard after firing and this prevents you from getting dents in your ceramics. This pottery can take a punch! Solargil is a real specialist in the field of ceramics, clay and accessories.

I found her by chance on my morning walk to the bakery in a village I have visited all my life. So there was no doubt in my mind that we were going to develop this collection together.
I am really in love with these ceramics and I hope you are too!

ceramic factory

This is Coralie, working in her pottery making the most beautiful Ceramics

History of ash glazes

Ash glazes originated from the observation of Chinese and Japanese potters during firing in wood kilns.
What a surprise to see that the unglazed pieces came out of the kiln with a glaze on their sides. It was the ash that stuck to the clay during firing and mixed with it. In 600 AD, the ash became part of the glaze.
It would be a long time before a potter took more of an interest in their constitution: in the 1950s, Daniel De Montmollin, a brother in the Taizé Community, brought ash glazes into molecular form.
A recipe consisting of three materials: ash, silica and feldspar/kaolin. Nothing could be simpler and yet the complexity and richness of nature come into play here.
Intensity, depth, play of light… It is after multiple examinations, tests on an ashes that the colours are born and come to expression. It is up to the potter to direct his research towards what nature offers him.

The collection