Valérie Casado - Table ware
"... as a young girl, I was enrolled in a very special pilot school, which prioritized the creativity of children, supported by a multitude of creative workshops. I was eight when I discovered and fell in love with clay ..." tells Valérie when she is in Retour de Voyage meeting her fans. Since that time she settled down near the Sorgue where her collection takes a very delicate place in the Boutique Retour de Voyage as it is in just a few places in the world... it is also setting the breakfast table in La Maison Sur La Sorgue of course!
"... I’ve been collecting antique lace for many years. Once my clay is ready, I’ll select a piece of lace and layer until I’m happy with the patterns. I then take my rolling pin and impress the layered lace into the clay. Once I’m happy with the effect, I form the clay around a mold to create a plate or bowl according to the collection. I then like to tear at the edges to create a more organic, imperfect shape, stretching the corners of the clay to aerate the contours."
Retour de Voyage selects directly from her studio this exquisit collection, which you can buy from here ... Each piece is unique and can dress a very delicate all table or become a selected piece for a collectioneur.