Arielle de Gasquet learnt her craft in a Japanese workshop in NYC, and this influence can be seen in her work. Her pieces have a purity and simplicity of line in keeping with a Japanese aesthetic. But to this she brings her own Parisian style. This generous dinner plate in dramatic deep terracotta is hand thrown, leading to intriguing variations.
It was while living in New York a decade ago that Parisian, Arielle de Gasquet fell into ceramics – “you could say that ceramics found me”. Looking to make a vase for her ikebana course she was introduced to a ceramics studio filled with members of the Japanese community – “they kindly said I must have been a ceramicist in another life”.Visit Designer Page
“I wanted everything pure, simple and white and it has slowly evolved from there. Usually I put some clay on the wheel and see what happens and where it wants to go”.