France's crafts in focus - November 2019

Inside magical world of a self-taught ceramic artist

Small, discreet, and full of hidden treasures, the workshop of ceramicist Véronique Pignatta is a reflection of her artistic style.

Mrs Pignatta, 50, creates... from painting to sculpting, jewellery and ceramic items, she makes everything with her hands at the back of her shop in Nice where she grew up.

Her inspiration comes from stories, whether her own or well-known tales such as Alice in Wonderland.

She is self-taught and did not follow any course or receive a diploma.

She said: “Sometimes I do something and someone tells me ‘oh, you used this technique’, and I did not even know this was a technique!

“When I was young, I wanted ...

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