Chantal Guillermet – Photoshoot
Inspiration : Bright coloured potteries at La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain). I have tried to captured the light on the pots and the contrast with the dark background using paint and tulle on hand dyed fabrics.
Every year in September we like to go to Spain. Close to where we are staying there is a small city known for its pottery manufactures : La Bisbal d’Emporda. I love ceramics and I don’t need more at home but … I never miss a visit to La Bisbal : it is a great place to take pictures into the numerous shops where ceramics are displayed. It is a feast of colours and shapes.
On this picture I like the reflections of light on the shiny pots and the contrast with the dark background. For the pots I used painted fabrics and embellished their surfaces with inktense pencils or stencilling (the bowls). The shelf, its uprights and the different pots are fused on the background; I used thread painting with black thread to make them stand out. Shadows on the shelf (inktense pencil) and reflections on the pots (shimmering white paint) were added at the end.
Background : I used black tulle for the shadow on the wall and quilted on the layer of tulle. To add a personnal touch I introduced stripes into the quilted surface using different widths and threads : metallic silver and black thread and smoked monofilament.
The quilt is faced.