Louise Ferchaud is a young potter based in Nantes, France. Her work with clay focuses on porcelain that she models to create everyday objects. The most important thing for her is to use the three-dimensionality of the bowl to tell stories and that people can hold it in their hands and turn it over to understand the illustrated stories.
Louise uses porcelain, applying the pinch technique to make the material rise through the void and we can see her fingerprints on the porcelain. This white clay is very sensitive and deforms a lot during firing, so the shape of the bowls can look like crumpled paper. Louise loves to draw on this surface with her blue pencil and make naive, funny or poetic pictures.
Louise graduated from Visual Arts in Angers (2015) and obtained an Arts and Crafts Diploma from the Duperré School in Paris (2017) where she learned ceramic arts and crafts. She also studied in China for a period of one year (2018) to improve her knowledge of ceramics. When she returned to France, Louise decided to work as a potter on her family’s farm in western France. In 2021 she moved to Nantes to have her own workshop in L’Agronaute (an urban farm on the island of Nantes).