Hélène Morbu

Hélène MORBU, ceramist, is one of the 2016 winners of the Young Creation Métiers d'Art prize, organized by Ateliers d'Art de France. It was in 2008 that she created her workshop in Nantes, France, where she produced all her pieces exclusively by hand. Hélène is initially interested in the relevance of the object of use and develops a collection of ceramics manufactured in small series. His creations are part of a contemporary approach based on elementary geometric shapes. Attentive to the correctness of proportions and details, she thinks about each model through the drawing then she realizes them by turning or casting. Today, she is exploring new avenues by creating unique pieces that are part of a completely different, more experimental and empirical process. Juggling with the technical constraints and the plastic qualities of the earth, she develops a new vocabulary oscillating between the delicacy of the textures and the rigor of the lines. The result: vases with complex textured surfaces, a true craftsmanship.