Head, heart and hand

Body

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together"

John Ruskin

The artisanal practice requires the involvement of the craftsman or craftswoman’s body: the head to plan the piece, the heart to experiment new forms and shapes, and the hand to execute the traditional movements and techniques again.

Xavier and the art of experimenting

Body

Description

Xavier’s work invites us to reflect on the experience of the making process, on the future of the learning in relation to the work. In his workshop, together with his team, he carries out several research processes based on different techniques and materials.

Xavier tells us about the tension between the comfort of the learnt movements, the knowledge of the tools and the possibilities of the materials on the one hand, and the necessary discomfort of work to open new ways for research, on the other hand.

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Xavier Mañosa

Xavier and the projecting hand

Body

Description

According to Xavier, the work is planned with the hand and the act of prototyping is carried out through the pattern and the drawing. With a pencil, he draws several versions of a piece until he gets the appropriate result.

When planning a work, he speaks in favour of the synergy between the knowledge of the technique and the know-how of the hand. Xavier Mas collects wooden boards that wait for their project. What could be a mere cold design object is completed by the heart to become an artisanal creative work based on the head-heart-hand trio.

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Xavier Mas

Sylvie and the tactile look

Body

Description

In the heart of the High Pyrenees, Sylvie carries out her research on traditional ceramic containers asking herself about the limits between the daily object and the artistic one. Apart from giving shape to the thinking, her movement goes further and opens new horizons.

The living hand and the feeling through touch are the expression and the manifestation of her thinking. She says that her creation involves the whole body. Each and every touch on her pieces gives a presence to her work: her own presence.

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Sylvie Enjalbert

Head, heart and hand

Body

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together"

John Ruskin

The artisanal practice requires the involvement of the craftsman or craftswoman’s body: the head to plan the piece, the heart to experiment new forms and shapes, and the hand to execute the traditional movements and techniques again.

Xavier and the art of experimenting

Body

Description

Xavier’s work invites us to reflect on the experience of the making process, on the future of the learning in relation to the work. In his workshop, together with his team, he carries out several research processes based on different techniques and materials.

Xavier tells us about the tension between the comfort of the learnt movements, the knowledge of the tools and the possibilities of the materials on the one hand, and the necessary discomfort of work to open new ways for research, on the other hand.

Credits

Xavier Mañosa

Xavier and the projecting hand

Body

Description

According to Xavier, the work is planned with the hand and the act of prototyping is carried out through the pattern and the drawing. With a pencil, he draws several versions of a piece until he gets the appropriate result.

When planning a work, he speaks in favour of the synergy between the knowledge of the technique and the know-how of the hand. Xavier Mas collects wooden boards that wait for their project. What could be a mere cold design object is completed by the heart to become an artisanal creative work based on the head-heart-hand trio.

Credits

Xavier Mas

Sylvie and the tactile look

Body

Description

In the heart of the High Pyrenees, Sylvie carries out her research on traditional ceramic containers asking herself about the limits between the daily object and the artistic one. Apart from giving shape to the thinking, her movement goes further and opens new horizons.

The living hand and the feeling through touch are the expression and the manifestation of her thinking. She says that her creation involves the whole body. Each and every touch on her pieces gives a presence to her work: her own presence.

Credits

Sylvie Enjalbert

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