After obtaining a CAP in ceramic turning in 2005, Séverine Dufust established her first workshop in Normandy. She then joined the training program at the Maison de la Céramique de Dieulefit in 2009. During this period, she worked on designer Guillaume Bardet's "L'usage des jours" project, which received the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Intelligence of the Hand® in 2011 (Dialogues award). Since 2016, she has been in charge of the ceramics workshop at the École Supérieure d'Arts et Médias (ESAM) in Caen. In parallel, her workshop/training organization certified Qualiopi is located in Suisse Normande in Calvados. She works with Xavier Leprettre, a cabinetmaker. Together, they create pieces that combine ceramics and wood.
How do you transform rough, heavy, thick materials to convey softness, simplicity, lightness and sensuality?
Séverine Dufust and Xavier Leprettre work with ceramics and wood in such a way as to blend their materials together without confusing them. The resulting pieces appear to be executed in a single piece.
Lauréate de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2011