Epure’s House and Ceramics Studio in Charente-Maritime
Ceramic artists Justine and Jean Hay de Slades’ rustic residence and studio in France’s Haute Saintonge were several years in the producing. Initial, Justine experienced to establish her line of bone-white porcelain that she calls Epure—the exquisitely simple wares are what very first caught our eye: see Created In a Barn in France.
Results enabled Jean to sign up for the business enterprise in 2014: he oversees manufacturing. And really not too long ago, with their a few-year-previous daughter, Alma, the relatives bought a parcel of land with two decrepit 19th-century structures on it that enabled them to create their great reside-do the job setup. “It’s a smaller wood house with several windows and a ton of gentle,” Justine tells us. “We don’t will need or want a great deal of place for dwelling, but our atelier is 2 times the size, with limestone walls and previous fireplaces.”
Not shockingly, the colour white pervades each structures, together with a great deal of handmade touches: Justine and Jean’s fingerprints are on each and every area and if you glimpse carefully, you can also spot their cat’s paw prints memorialized in clay.
Photography by Jean Hay de Slade, courtesy of Epure.
Haute Saintonge is in the Charente-Maritime, on the southwest coast of France amongst Bordeaux and Cognac. “It’s a put the place you can breath,” claims Justine, who, obtaining formerly lived and labored in the very same constructing, felt extremely completely ready for a division of labor.