Material: Forged carbon steel
Blade: 10.5cm /handle:13.5cm
Making with forge, silk assembly and backstand form.
We live with my partner Laura, (painter and ceramic designer) near Mont-Ventoux and this Giant of Provence is my first source of inspiration. I create in my studio and we have the chance to exhibit our productions directly in our gallery. It was in this same workshop that I set up my own forge, which allows me to forge blades, process steels and design handles for the manufacture of tools, knives, objects and wooden utensils. I pay a lot of attention to my work, taking into account the sharing of experiences, I have a very personal requirement from learning to cutlery and I remain self-taught in my creations, seeking the perfect balance between matter and shape.
My first work area focuses on drawing, looking for aesthetic shapes for blades, sleeves, assemblages, decorations or inlay in marquetry or other. There's a lot of spontaneity in the line.
Then there are the materials, textures, wood essences and colours that combine with the line. The raw material for the sleeves and objects comes from France and from the short circuits surrounding Mont-Ventoux. This one benefits from a range of quality wood species. From time to time, a variety of exotic species is used, only in recycling and fall recovery and always in small quantities. I also use, in the continuity of my artistic creation process, second-life steels, planks carved by old ones from old buildings. Memory and traces left are the current of my work. Working on these materials to transform them and bring a new trace by forging them with passion, I create my models and each piece is unique.
The steel dips are made in olive oil or other water-based solution. The sleeves and objects are bathed in flaxseed oil and then polished. The utensils are treated with food oil (sunflower/sesame) that is more stable over time and polished with beeswax. Blade steel is an oxidable carbon steel, to be maintained after each use (knives, utensils for regular use).
COUTEAUX (for regular and food use)
Channel: Feed and wipe with flaxseed oil regularly, (alcohol-cleaned indoor folding) Carbon steel oxidable blade: Rinse with a damp sponge and wipe with a towel. Do not leave the blade moist, do not let it soak in water, not compatible dishes and dishwasher.
USTENSILES / PLANCHES (for regular and food use)
Feed with food oil regularly. Rinse with a damp sponge and wipe with a towel. Not dishwasher-compatible.
Wipe with flaxseed oil from time to time.
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