Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain
Self-taught ceramist, Justine Lacoste has a degree in anthropology, which she says trained her to pay attention to the smallest details. Inspired by such things as the folds of pastry wrappers and the weaving of a tea towel, her pieces have a poetry about them that has enchanted us.
Photograph by Epure-Justine Lacoste, unless otherwise specified.
Although the online store only updates every few months (stay tuned for new pieces in the fall), the couple take orders on demand and Lacoste posts their latest work on Instagram (@epurejustinelacoste ). Here, her signature Canelé collection of hand-crafted porcelain serving dishes, also available at the French online store Le Repére des Belettes. All are dishwasher and microwave safe.
We came across Lacoste’s work by chance, but it turns out it’s a small world: his neighbor Mathilde Labrouche de Pierre Coté makes painted porcelain plates, and his friends Isabelle Dubois-Dumee and Hubert Bettan run Les Petites. Shopping, a household items shop in a castle.
Go to Ceramics to see more of our favorites, including pottery by Janaki Larsen at Marche St. George in Vancouver and rustic Italian planters by Flo.