A potter is a creator but also an interpreter, just like a musician, offering an interpretation that’s personal but timeless enough to maintain its ties to history. What is important for me is to find a balance between tradition and innovation to produce something of quality and of contemporary workmanship.
When Renaud Sauvé was born, in Montréal in 1967, his father worked for Sial, a company that supplies materials and tools to ceramicists. From his earliest memories the work of these craftspeople always fascinated him. Later, he moved for few years to the Congo with his family. This period in Africa is doubtlessly what enabled him to developed an intuitive and more cosmo-poetic way of working with clay, much more so than the academic training that followed it in Quebec. Sauvé studied also philosophy at university and worked as a prop man with Cirque du Soleil before settling down and setting up his studio for good in a forest in rural Quebec. He choose to work and explore the fields of possibilities in porcelain. He has exhibited his work a number of time at Mjölk, a gallery and boutique in Toronto.
photo credit: Blaise Misiek