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I was born in 1969 in Figeac in the Lot, I am the eldest of three children. I grew up in a small village surrounded by hills and forests, in a modest family.

Daughter of a cabinetmaker father, lover of trees and wood and a generous mother, active in gardening, cooking, sewing and knitting ...

     My parents favored family life and openness, and I grew up among children from different backgrounds and cultures, head full of dreams of trips that rocked my imagination.

     My childhood sounds of laughter of children, trout fishing, vigils in front of the fireplace, stories, simple games, discoveries ...

     My childhood was the smell of wood, wool, clay, jams, cut grass after the rain ...

     Early, sculpture, painting, drawing, writing, research and harmony of materials (textiles, vegetable, animal, mineral ...) have filled my life with curiosity.

     My world is full of meetings, sharing, learning.

     For ten years, I mainly dedicated to the creation of hats.

     I use a wide ranges of natural materials, I prefer quality, touch, touch, comfort, natural colors (wool, silk, cotton, linen, ramie, felt, wool, horn, fur ...)

     In the excitement of the creation, I associate, following the history, plants, metals, wood, seeds, silver, stones, ceramics, drawings, paintings ... (some are creations of artists with whom I work)

     Each creation is a unique sculpture that time arises until birth.

     When the cap is finished, he finished telling me his story, he waits ...

      He expects to meet his face, and when he finds it, as if by magic, it becomes an extension of this meeting, the wearer ... and ... can start another story ...

Isabelle CALMEJANE

 

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