Nathalie Doyen creates these ceramics by pressing small balls of clay on the surface of organic-looking shapes. Then she pokes holes in each ball with a needle. She uses oxides and engobes to color them. The artist explains:
“ From a technical point of view, what I do looks simple. But the trick is to maintain sensitivity while making repetitive movements. The thing which really matters to me is the procedure: I have always worked calmly with clay, searching for tranquillity, but now I am looking further. The slow pace has become a process in itself. In this way, each day, during sessions of 2 to 6 hours, the rhythm of my work proves to be meditative, even hypnotic”.