Jean-Nicolas describes himself as an artisan craftsman who, above all, wants his pottery to be used and enjoyed. His work ranges from small mugs, bowls, plates and dishes to large jars and press moulded platters. All are decorated with slip and many with sgraffito and finger marks. He takes the tradition of European slipware and […]
Often described as the potter’s potter Jean-Nicolas Gerard tells us of the pleasure and inspiration he gets from travelling all over the globe within the crafts community.
French slipware potter Jean-Nicolas Gérard talks about the inspiration he has drawn from local Provençal pottery and the countryside around his Valensole home. He speaks of the joy of making utilitarian ware to be used and enjoyed everyday, the influence of Japanese pottery, the decorative techniques that he employs and his need for spontaneity, focus and […]