It was in 2018 that Stéphanie Petit discovered the earth, this raw and original material. From then on, she devoted herself to the creation of sculptural and utility objects in sandstone and left her career in digital communication. In 2019, she joined the Atelier Chemins de la Céramique in Montreuil, where she obtained her diploma in ceramic turning the following year.
At the same time, Stéphanie Petit began to give filming and modeling lessons in various workshops. Since then, she has divided her time between her production in her collective workshop in Montreuil and the transmission of her know-how during leisure workshops.
For her creations, Stéphanie Petit uses different techniques and processes to shape her pieces: pincé, plaque, colombin and tour. His works are both functional and sculptural, exploring the relationship between form and matter. The artist mainly works with chamotte clay (which contains grain) and only uses enamels very little, wishing to highlight the material, without ever denaturing or hiding it.
His sources of inspiration are eclectic: the work of materials such as wood and stone, sleek Scandinavian design, Berber art, primitive ceramics with zoomorphic shapes.
She works single pieces or in small series and fires her pieces at 1280 ° in an electric oven.