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Myriam Aït Amar

Myriam Aït Amar Ceramicist
Contact
French, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 678985891
©Caroline Sweet Memories

The sublime beauty of imperfection

  • • Ceramics is Myriam's purpose in life
  • • She thinks she still has much to learn
  • • She puts her heart into every piece she makes

Always fascinated by manual labour, Myriam Aït Amar knew that this kind of profession would never give her any economic security. "I belong to that generation for which study was the only means to guarantee a future" she says. "I therefore always studied hard, becoming a teacher at school. But I was not satisfied with it. I was fascinated by the furnishings of friends' homes from an early age, I felt that something led me to that world of precarious manual art. So, I enrolled in art school." It was the turning point of her life. She studied in Cordoba, Spain, where she learned to listen to herself. And trust herself. From there her work was born: from the bottom of her heart. “Every piece I make is a piece of me.”

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Works

  • ©Caroline Sweet Memories
  • ©Marie Roura
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Photo: ©Caroline Sweet Memories
Floral dessert plate

This pretty floral plate is made from white porcelain using the casting technique. It features a textured matte lace pattern exterior with a matte transparent enamelled interior embellished with gold patterns. Plates with alternative patterns – butterflies, swallows and floral – are also available.

Diameter 17 cm

Photo: ©Marie Roura
Moon Noir bowl

These black porcelain bowls are made using the casting technique. The porcelain is first dyed using large amounts of oxides. It features a matt exterior, textured with textile and a matt enamelled transparent interior embellished with gold motifs. It is inspired by the moon and its strong influence on earth.

Height 7.5 cm
Diameter 11.5 cm

Photo: ©Caroline Sweet Memories
Cup

These white porcelain cups were made by hand using the pouring technique. It features a matt exterior, textured with lace and a glossy transparent enamelled interior embellished with gold motifs. Myriam loves imperfection, the essence of the object that she enhances and embellishes with gold.

Height 5.5 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Photo: ©Caroline Sweet Memories
Envolée bowl

This large smooth white porcelain bowl is enamelled inside and the outside has been decorated with a gold and cobalt blend pattern. It was handmade using the casting technique. The reference to embroidery and textiles is a central motif in Myriam’s art. Her love of fabrics and designs is central to her history.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Photo: ©Caroline Sweet Memories
Lace goblet

This white porcelain cup was made by hand using the pouring technique. It features a matt exterior, textured with lace and a glossy transparent enamelled interior enhanced with gold motifs. Gilding in Myriam’s art is often used to make an imperfection, like a dripping drop, a motif of interest and appeal. It also ensures that each object is truly a unique piece.

Height 9.5 cm
Diameter 7.5 cm

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