Twinette Poterie is a one-woman pottery studio focused on small batch exploratory ceramics run by Emilie Bouvet-Boisclair in Chicago. As a studio potter, her aim is to create functional pottery for the home by re-interpreting classic shapes. She draws inspiration from nature and nostalgia in childhood memories.
Meet Emilie Bouvet-Boisclair of Twinette Poterie at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, July 22, 2018 (10am-4pm) along with 100+ of Chicago’s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.
Twinette Poterie works with porcelain and red stoneware predominately, starting with a ball of clay that is thrown on a wheel and hand painted. Her pieces focus on the home – decor, kitchenware and tableware.
The Twinette Poterie work is marked, spotted, scratched upon, painted and sprayed. From a ball of clay, Emilie’s goal is to make an object that is a pleasure to look upon and a joy to use. She is constantly playing with new colors, patterns and glaze combinations, and thinking of ways to reinterpret the shapes and forms of household objects.
Her most popular items are the hand painted, nature inspired mugs, two tone glaze collection of pie plates, casseroles and vases and air plant holders. All of Emilie’s work is individually made, without molds.
Please visit her website to view her pottery creations.
About the artist:
Emilie Bouvet-Boisclair is the woman behind Twinette Poterie, a studio pottery focused on small batch exploratory ceramics with functional use. Emilie’s work is inspired by nature and infused with color. From a ball of clay to finished piece, her goal is to make an object that is a pleasure to look upon and a joy to use.
Twinette Poterie is named after her grandmother Antoinette, and it pays homage to their French Canadian roots. Her grandmother was a straight talking, sarcastic woman who possessed a cutting sense of humor. She was also a maker and her honesty and tenacity inspire Emilie and are the keystones of her shop.