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A Philosopher Turned Ceramicist, Quebec Edition

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by Julie Carlson last modified Apr 29, 2014

"Is there any older, quieter, or finer craft than pottery?" asks Quebec-based ceramicist Renaud Sauve of Atelier Des Cent-Ans. "The clay to which the potter gives form is a basic material, one of the most ordinary and simple found in nature." Sauve, a philosophy major turned Cirque de Soleil set builder, segued into ceramics after taking a class at the Centre de Ceramique Bonsecours. He now lives and works in Irlande, a remote town in Bois-Francs, Quebec, where he communes with nature, sources clay from nearby streams, and works in his pottery studio. Juli and John of Mjölk paid a visit not long ago; see their photos here  (they also offer select pieces at Mjölk). Above: A simple cake stand in Sauve's studio. Above: An assortment of  Atelier Des Cent-Ans  tea vessels atop a wood stand by Gilbert Garcia; go to Mj ö lk for more information. Above: Simple, sculptural forms characterize Sauve's work. Above: A closeup of the  Atelier Des Cent-Ans cake stand. Above: A collection of  Atelier Des Cent-Ans tea ceremony pieces.  For inspiration, browse all of our posts on  Ceramics , including Handmade Tableware That Once Lived in the White House  and Organic Porcelain Ware from Montreal.   See Gardenista for standout  Pots & Planters . More Stories from Remodelista Steal This Look: Dining Room Inspiration, Pacific Northwest Edition Organic Porcelain Ware from Montreal DIY: Natural Turmeric-Dyed Tablecloth






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