Welcome to the Elephantom.Design world
Elephantom.Design invites you into its ceramic world
Welcome to the Elephantom workshop. Let me invite you into my ceramic universe 🍶, tell you the story behind the Elephantom.Design ceramics brand, share with you about life in the workshop and talk about what inspires me. You will also get some fresh inspiration for a trendy home decor.
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It will probably surprise you, but it is not related at all to the expression "Like an elephant in a china shop"! Elephantom is a contraction of the words "Elephant" and "Om".
Playground Memories: getting one's hands dirty
My favorite game at the Elephantom workshop?
Playing with the slurry (aka mud).
Elephantom Design is highlighted in the local Fernelmont newspaper
A wonderful news article in French about the Elephantom ceramics studio in the local newspaper.
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Memories of running like crazy in the fields 🌾, rose petal soups 🌹, constructions of branch huts, walks in the scented undergrowth forest 🍂. All these instants of being in contact with nature provide a breathtaking amount of energy. I sincerely hope you have experienced them too ❣️
So, while sitting behind my potter's wheel, I call back upon these childhood pleasures. My hands wrap the clay with just the right firmness that allows me to centre it and then I give way to softness to create an original object. Then the patience, the firing, the discovery and sometimes real true hapiness dances when I open the kiln.
Welcome to the Elephantom world. Let me invite you to my ceramic universe 🍶, tell you the story behind the Elephantom.Design ceramics brand, share with you about life in the workshop and talk about what inspires me. You will also get some fresh inspiration for a trendy home decor ✧
• Why a blog on an online ceramics shop? •
This blog is born from the simple desire to share my experiences with you. Except it you ever come to my workshop, I have very few chances of sharing with you the workshop’s life and talking to you about what inspires the collections you can find on Elephantom.Design's handmade ceramics e-shop.
I wondered what you might appreciate to learn and see when visiting Elephantom.Design. My first desire, when I create, is to accompany you on a journey to discover your senses. OBSERVE, TRAVEL and FEEL are the 3 guides of Elephantom.Design's handcrafted creations. I really want to share these moments in the workshop with you. This blog contains the stories of the Elephantom.Design brand. I also talk about inspirations, about the workshop and of course about pottery. I hope it will be a success story in a few years because my goal today is to make a living from selling ceramics that I have lovingly crafted with my own hands.
Above all, I hope that this blog will be an opportunity to connect, so do not hesitate to write a few comments. 😄
Enjoy your reading !
• Brief overview about the " Elephantom World " blog •
Our story: more than the project of a ceramist, Elephantom.Design is a couple's project
We all have dreams : "One day, I will learn to play the guitar" or "One day, I will leave this job to open the restaurant of my dreams". I’m sure we all have these kinds of dreams, which usually come up during holidays or when you let yourself imagine your future. Between commuting, work and sleep, time offer flies by and it is difficult to really take these dreams seriously and to eventually decide to take the plunge. That's the way it was for me. And one day, you just know it's time to take this big decision. That's how Elephantom.Design was born. The need to change my life’s trajectory and to transform my passion for clay crafting into a professional activity that I carry out with deep passion.
Elephantom.Design refers to an art of living combining craftsmanship with calm and modernity. As you can imagine, behind the handmade ceramic creations, there is a ceramist, me, Aurélie, but I am not alone in this project! Hidden in the shadows, there is the one who has been supporting me and sharing my life for more than 15 years, Rodolphe, my husband 👫, my support 💖. Without him, all this would not have been possible.
In this project, we each have our own role. I imagine, craft, take pictures, keep the online shop updated, wrap your orders, send them to you and I come to meet you here and on social networks. Rodolphe is a nice mix between "Mac Gyver", "Nicky Larson" and Bradley Cooper in « Limitless ». He is the jack of all trade :
- The financial management behind the scene, that's him
- The implementation of a secure payment system for the online store, that’s also him
- Building the ceramic studio, that was also him
- Supplier management, that's him again.
- Negotiating the equipment for the studio, still him
And the list goes on and on.
Want to know more about our story? I'll tell you about our dream team here! Come and read ;)
Life in the studio: the story of the artwork creation steps
I still remember my grandmother’s old-fashioned porcelain plates service. Fortunately, since then, ceramic art has evolved in a good way. Today it is a modern and trendy way to decorate our home interiors.
I quickly discovered that pottery-making by hand is a relaxing, almost a meditative activity. In contact with clay, the race of life is put on hold, as if the object being crafted was absorbing everything around us. Ceramic is one of the only materials that allows the artist to come into direct contact with it and its never ending possibilities. In this section of the blog, I write about this material and the interaction between the artist and the clay. Click here to read more
Inspirations : why create this collection? What are the latest decoration trends?
Elephantom.Design inspires you and invites you to cultivate your sense of wonder. Each handcrafted collection builds a new universe of its own : novel textures to observe and touch, providing a unique interpretation of a natural phenomenon. My aim is to express this universe through clay, raising fascination and offering you the opportunity to explore a full range of sensations. Art is as multifaceted as the nature that surrounds us.
Allow me to invite you to discover my thinkings when creating new ceramic collections. This will be a true meeting space between you and me. Go and read now
You will find here our latest news, the latest small news from the "Elephantom.Design World" and the latest press articles.
Discover the small world of Elephantom.Design handcrafted ceramics. Discover the fascinating process of throwing on the potter's wheel, discover moments in the workshop, and explore the world with our ceramics collections.
It's your turn to enjoy the present moment.