Marie-France has always been strongly inspired by nature and the harmony of opposing forces. She seeks to reproduce this aspect in her work by contrasting craftsmanship to minimal designs, colour to subtle shades, stability to movement. She wishes to enhance elegance and refinement in daily ware that calls for resistance and solidness. Clay, for Marie-France, is a fascinating material in that it combines this dual aspect that is so inspiring to her. She enjoys the plasticity and flexibility that it offers when modelling objects, and loves to contemplate, once fired, it’s solidness.
In her creative approach, she kneads or turns, on a potter’s wheel, porcelain into delicately textured and organic shapes. In a final touch, she applies soft, subdued and moving colours that strongly recalls earth’s frailty.