Pays’Art Chloé Lucie-Desnouveaux and Ferme Nordik
Meet this ceramic artist at her studio in St-Urbain de Charlevoix, La Terrière [The Burrow], as she ponders and explores ideas, encircled by the meadows and high peaks of our back-country. Then, we venture across the rangs [country roads], heading closer to the river and crater at Les Éboulements to find beef producer Dominique Gaudreault, proud heir of the family farm, originally founded by his grandfather Napoléon.
Earth as common denominator for two almost-as-old-as-the-world occupations: the clay sculpted to carry seeds and water to the soil it nurtures. Ceramicist Chloé Lucie-Desnouveaux brings a clear, steady, and loving eye to her raw material, to its quirks and its possibilities, and to the connection that ties her to those who, just as she does, have their hands in earth every day; the producers who grow good grain for their animals and good vegetables, with care.
The ceramicist and the farmer both work with an especially common material: clay, earth. We’ve always got our hands in it, we’re well-acquainted with it…
The same care for seeing the earth’s bounty through to the harvest, as for helping our own children grow into adulthood: an idea sprang to Chloé’s mind, inspiring her to create the « Jardin d’enfants » [Garden of Children] work. Its anthropomorphic tube shapes made in part from local Rivière du Gouffre clay are embedded, the same way a culture might be, in the Fermes Nordik’s farmlands at Les Éboulements.
Pays’Art Chloé Lucie-Desnouveaux et Ferme Nordik
Pays’Art, a project initiated by both Charlevoix regional county municipalities, encourages conversations suffused with the beauty to be found where art and agriculture meet… An encounter with creative works in scenic surroundings!