Everyday I am inspired by the talented people that live in this city. I know it's not a new thing to capture artists in their workspaces, but I wanted to do this for me. I enjoy meeting the people who create these things and learning the process behind it. It makes me feel more connected to the artist knowing the story behind it. I've decided to make it a regular thing around here. I will be introducing some newer starting out creatives as well as some very established. I have featured a variety of artists here in the past, but consider it a new official part of this blog. La Buena Vida is all about the good life and I can't think of another way to express it then to share those whom make it that way. I hope you enjoy seeing behind the scenes and inside the spaces of these incredibly talented people.
I came across Eric's beautiful ceramics at Mocuin. His aesthetic hit right at home with me. I was instantly drawn to his color palates and the elegant simplicity of his bowls, plates, mugs and pitchers. I had to meet the man behind it, he kindly agreed to be a part of my project. We had a real connection and an appreciation for the elegant and simplistic. I adore this man, and all he creates. His nesting bowls featured above are some of my favorites, many of them done using a process that includes dipping the piece twice, creating a stripe down the center. I also love his signature spout.
Eric Bonnin Ceramics
313 West 37th Street
Tribeca Potters, 4th Floor
What inspires you?
The French Decorative Arts Movement and the artists and craftsmen working in Vallauris, France in the post-war period
Did you study your craft or self-taught?
How long have you been making ceramics?
Where are you from?
France - grew up in Normandy and lived in Paris before coming to NYC 16 years ago
Favorite places in the world?
a little village in France where I spent my childhood summers
Do enjoy cooking? If so what are your favorite things to cook?
I am mostly a baker, I do a kicking apple tart
What other things make you happy? (the little things)
a meal with friends, the feeling of the clay on my hands & birds singing