Studio

Ceramic artist

Claire
Poujoula

In my creations, I transcribe the inspiring magic of nature with its infinite variety of its colours, materials and perpetual mutation. I like the idea that my creations participate in the life of a place, in moments of sharing and conviviality, and that they contribute to its identity.

Growing up in Toulouse, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a creative environment. My family owned a shoe design company, where I spent much of my time walking around the factory, soaking in the art of transforming leather into beautiful, elegant, and technically complex finished products. This exposure allowed me to develop a keen sense of design, as well as a deep appreciation for the craft of turning a living material into something extraordinary.

At the age of 10 I discovered painting techniques such as watercolour and oil painting thanks to my grandmother, a true painter at heart. At the same age I did my first utilitarian pottery workshop and discovered the pleasure of creating with my hands.

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My career

Driven by a desire to design places where people feel at home, at the age of 18 I went to Paris to become an interior designer. First I trained at the Ateliers de Sèvresa preparatory course for the Grandes Ecoles d'Art, followed by a course in spatial design at theCondé school.

After working as an architect for a few years, I felt a strong desire to design and create objects to express my creativity even more.

At the age of 26, I decided to return to my hometown, Toulouse, where I took up pottery, modelling and moulding again. For three years, I trained with various ceramists, exploring different techniques, clay, glazes and engobes.

These years of enriching research and experimentation have helped me to get to know myself better as an artist and to bring out the features of my creative universe.

I finally decided to exhibit my creations to the public and, little by little, I started up my own business, choosing to stamp and cast porcelain and stoneware.

I have focused my creative work on the combination of glazes and earthenware, seeking to produce design objects that are both visually and tactilely 'perfect', something I consider essential for myself and my customers.

Now based on the Côte d'Azur, I welcome you to my studio in Cannes to share my passion for ceramics and art in general.

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