Become one with the material and learn again the slowness of gestures: after fifteen years spent working in the assembly lines of automotive industry, Jérôme has found with clay a manner to give a new direction to his life as a worker.
Jérôme’s tableware pottery is influenced by popular folk art: plates, bowls, jugs and dishes. His characteristically clean, simple and minimalist lines also define his individual pieces: boxes, jars, vases and bricks. The link he establishes between this unique piece work and the tableware is labor. Without negative connotation, labor is linked for him to manufacturing, to the act of creation.
Hence the choice of handmodelling rather than throwing to create his ceramics with archaic, almost archaeological forms. "The modelling allows me to achieve imperfections. An asymmetrical edge or an irregular curve gives the part a soul ”explains Jérôme Hirson. He has to feel the energy within the clay without dominating it. Pleasure is the solitary companion of creation. Sober lines and imperfect surfaces define the aesthetic. For the creation to emerge, the potter must first become one with the clay, liberating his sensibility.