Ceramics & Art by Chantal & Corey
Chantal & Corey is a partnership between Chantal Labbé and Corey Biever.
We are two interdisciplinary ceramic artists currently living and working in Brisbane, Australia. We specialize in Ceramics, having majored and completed our BVA and BVA Honours (First Class) at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), the University of Sydney in 2007. This is how we met.
We make all our work in our studio, downstairs underneath our big Queenslander. We make a large variety of wares, mainly wheel thrown, but also hand built and slip cast. Although we both work across interdisciplinary mediums, what we love about Ceramics is the versatile nature of clay.
Our aim is to make high quality handmade ceramic home wares that bring joy and beauty into your everyday life. We take pride in our work! Just below are a few helpful tips to help you care for handmade ceramic wares.
HOW TO CARE FOR HANDMADE CERAMIC WARES
All our ceramic wares are handmade from high quality porcelain, stoneware, midfire, and earthenware clays and glazes. All glazes are lead free and completely food safe! All functional ceramic wares can withstand everyday use. Please note however, that it is best to hand wash and air dry. It is also best to try and avoid thermal shock (extreme variations in temperature). Avoid over use of the microwave and keep wares at room temperature before pouring in hot food.
Please give your wares a good hand wash before you use them for the first time, as they have likely come straight out of the kiln.
Web: : www.chantalandcoreyceramics.squarespace.com
How long have you been making ceramic art?
Corey discovered Ceramics at an early age, originally inspired by the Portuguese pottery his grandmother had all around her house. Chantal originally discovered Ceramics as an accident, when she applied to SCA to do a major in Painting, but was offered a position in Ceramics instead. She never looked back!
Where is your workshop?
We make all our work in our studio, downstairs underneath our big Queenslander.
What is your greatest inspiration?
In ceramics, the likes of Mitsuo Shoji and Lucie Rie are a couple of examples of our biggest inspirations. Inspiration also comes from the spiritual elements of global cultures, life all around us, our Mother Earth, our colleagues, friends and our peers.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
In ceramics, the biggest challenge for us is working with ever changing raw materials, and having to adapt and change when materials change.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
The afternoons spent downstairs in the studio with the radio blaring.