Renée Larochelle

Ceramic Magog, Québec, Canada

The texture on the surface of the clay is an essential element guiding Renée Larochelle in the creation of her pieces. As a biologist, nature and particularly animal wildlife are important sources of inspiration. When decorated with figures, motifs are simple, spare and even primitive to confer more presence to the subject. The texture on the surface of the clay and the contrast between raw clay and glazes contribute to give a rustic, organic and warm aspect to her pieces.
In 2011, after a scientific career, she returns to the Eastern Townships where she opens her studio, La Chouette Poterie, in Magog. In 2014, one of her ceramic pieces has been acquired in the permanent collection of the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke.
“With the creation of my ceramics, I wish to share the sensual pleasure brought by working with clay as well as my passion for nature and ceramic.”