INI CERAMIQUE Ceramic Studio - Q&A

What are your INI CERAMIQUE’s inspirations? 
As a graduate of Beaux-Arts in Montpellier, I am essentially influenced by contemporary and classic art, traditional craftmanship and the beautiful complexity of nature. I then seek to build a bridge connecting these disciplines and the conception of my collections, aiming to offer simple design in my ceramics and pottery.

What type of products do you make? 
My work is centered around the creation of decorative pieces. I like to play with the functionality of the object and its materialization, whether in terms of texture or form. While my current collection includes a series of handmade minimal flower vases, I am currently developing a tableware line, such as teapots, bowls and plates that I hope will find their place in any interior design. 

What is the production time for INI CERAMIQUE? Do you have any items currently in stock?
I work on a permanent collection concept for my vases. If we do have in stock the product you want to order, we will ship it to you within 2 working days. If this product happens to be currently out of stock, we gently ask you to wait for 30 days. This is the time we need to start the handmade production process and complete it in our studio in Bourgogne, France, until the vase is ready to be shipped to your destination.
Also please note that for the unique pieces, only one item is available, meaning that once it is sold, it unfortunately won’t be possible for us to produce another one.

Are you sensitive to ethical and environmental issues and how do you apply it to your creations? 
My products are entirely handmade according to an craftmanship process which imposes an acceptance of time and its effects. In an uncertain period marked by the frantic pace of information and sometimes irresponsible consumption, I embrace the slowing down of the production process and hope to share these values with my customers. I also have excluded any plastic material from my packaging and pay particular attention to delivering packages that are both aesthetic and eco friendly.

Do you have a favorite material? If yes which ? 
Attentive to provide a sustainable offer, I only use high quality stoneware which natural features ensure more durable and resistant items. We also prefer chamotte clay for the natural raw texture it offers after firing. This is, for instance, why I leave the outside of my creations raw and only glaze the inside of my vases.