Twinette Poterie is a one-woman business- run by myself, Emilie Bouvet-Boisclair in Chicago Il. As a studio potter, my aim is to create functional pottery for the home, by re-interpreting classic shapes. I draw inspiration from nature and nostalgia in childhood memories.
My work is marked, spotted, scratched upon, painted and sprayed. I spend focused reflective time on my studio practice. From a ball of clay my goal is to make an object that is a pleasure to look upon and a joy to use.
Twinette Poterie is named after my grandmother, Antoinette. The name pays homage to my French Canadian roots. My grandmother was straight talking, sarcastic, and possessed a cutting sense of humor. She was also a maker, a seamstress. I still remember her trunk of mismatched textiles, waiting to be synched together into a perfectly tailored herringbone skirt or floral print summer dress. Her honesty and tenacity inspire the values which are the keystones of my practice.