Lydia Fortin & Sharlotte N-Guandique

Ceramic Mixed media •

819 919-0969

We are two passionate artists.

Sharlotte Novoa Guandique, ceramist-painter, born in Nicaragua in 1965:

Ceramist specialized in porcelain turned and fashioned and creation of colorful engobes: Ceramics is a way to express myself and show my Latin culture in Quebec. I’m passionate about this business. I love the contact between clay and me: it’s really pure and uniqueCeramics, like painting, are a way of expressing myself and making my Latin culture known in Quebec.

Lydia Fortin, ceramist-cabinetmaker, born in Montreal in 1968 :

Ceramist and cabinet maker by training, I create pieces in clay and/ or wood. I work with the land marked, for its softness, and creation of various colors, always looking for a new tint, smoking and turning on wood/ cabinet making: I am passionate about the transformation of matter, the search for colors and various forms. Ceramics and cabinet making allow me to explore in all directions…”

All our works are hand painted and made. Over the past 20 years, we have united our techniques and worked closely together.

Our work consists of a series of works of art, each piece deserves the same attention and passion. This allows us to keep our inspiration alive. Having the same way of thinking and the same love for art, we became accomplices in our creation.

One day, we discovered a thought by Walter Benjamin, in his book, The Work of Art at the Time of its Mechanized Reproduction: “Even the most sophisticated reproduction of a work of art always lacks its “hic et nunc”*, its unique existence where it is found. On this unique existence, exclusively, its history is exercised».

This thought reflected exactly what we felt and thought about our art, from which Art Hic and Nunc, our social reason, was born.