Swirl of Life
Dominique Thomas is a ceramic artist whose atelier, based in the heart of the Montagne Noire and surrounded by nature, is a source of inspiration for her work that follows the rhythm of seasons.
She started with the study of cinematography but everything seemed to bring her back to her first love: ceramics. Augusto Tozzola, an Italian ceramist living in Paris, took her as an apprentice and taught her all she had to know about the craft. She also benefited from working with Helena Klug, Brazilian, who introduced her about the technique of high temperature enamels on stoneware and porcelain. The extensive knowledge she gained from the people she met along the way lead her to create her own ceramics and exhibit her work at the ArtCeram Terres d’Empreintes biennial in Sèvres.
Besides, Dominique Thomas shares her passion for the art of ceramics with students from preschool to middle school and has also conducted workshops in Paris and at the Lavoir in Clamart (an exhibition and training center).
Dominique Thomas took part in the Made in Town / Montagne Noire exhibition, which was held from October 21, 2015 to February 13, 2016 at Made in Town in Paris.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
On the occasion of Travel, Marie-Ange Guilleminot and Made in Town organize a series of encounters with guardians of gestures and techniques: costumers, tailors, embroiderers, corsetry-makers, graphic designers.
The tradition of Parisian haute couture relies on the expertise and impeccable work of nimble hands. Their dexterity is acquired over time by the endless repetition of the same gestures. With experience, each new hand-sewn point becomes identical to the previous one – this is the measure of quality and exception.
This web series in 6 episodes of about 7 minutes each reveals the behind-the-scenes of manufacturing, from one end of the production chain to the other. Each episode is a chance to discover a variety of professions and immerse yourself in the environment of French production sites: from sheep farmers to clothing companies, from weaving and finishing to design.