Elsa Foulon, before becoming a ceramist, was born the daughter of an antique dealer and then became a dealer in 20th-century decorative arts. She has always had a very personal taste, accumulating images of this century rich in creators. From this visual experience, her lighting fixtures are born as sculptures, her free and pure forms mixing her artistic and technical skills as a designer.
This self-taught thirty-something loves large formats that seemed incompatible with her medium: she has now developed her own plate technique and materials that allow her to achieve her beautiful volumes while maintaining the lightness of her organic structures.
Despite the skill of her processes, the mastery of her subject, what interests Elsa in the secrecy of her Parisian studio, is the beauty of the ancestral gesture: the long time between the idea and the object is always unique. The unpredictability of the fire shapes her lights. The material that these hands work with brings sensitivity to contemporary design.
Finally, the light that she will hide in the hollow of her sculpture, will subtly reveal the roughness of the clay.