Sylvie Saint-André Perrin, a ceramicist based in Paris, achieves her signature marble effect of her beautiful handmade ceramics using a fascinating and unique process called stamping.
The clay is first prepared by mixing various colour oxides that are swirled together during the kneading phase and then rolled out to a sheet to reveal the marbled pattern. The clay is then stamped, a slow process where the clay is shaped into a pre-made plaster cast. Once the mould has hardened the clay is scraped to thin, sanded with iron wool and put into the kiln, removed, enamelled and fired for a second time.
Her pieces are artworks unto themselves, each telling a story of the process of its evolution, of Sylvie’s practice, of movement, of a moment in time.