À fleur de terre is a workshop-boutique specializing in the distribution, teaching and production of hand-turned ceramics of quality craftsmanship. We offer a space for the dissemination and practice of ceramics for the community by offering a shop space, teaching for the general public, space rental for free workshops as well as a production space for ceramists. We thus wish to promote the work of ceramists from here but also of local artisans and crafts, more specifically in tableware and art of living. The workshop-boutique offers a workshop equipped and specific to the needs of those who wish to practice this know-how. Following the participation of the clientele in our ceramics training and workshops, they will be able to rent the pottery wheels in free workshops, the service of firing the pieces and thus have the possibility of continuing to create while using the equipment necessary for the practice of ceramics for all. The workshop-boutique À fleur de terre is also inhabited by the complete production of the collection of utilitarian pieces by the ceramist Stéphanie Fauteux.
A graduate ceramist and member of the Conseil des métiers d'art since 2014, Stéphanie was the winner of the Evolution 2014 – Sculpture prize, awarded by the Caisse Desjardins de la Culture , and a CALQ grantee in 2015 for her solo exhibition Indissociables .
Her practice consists primarily of the production and dissemination of her utilitarian collection of hand-turned porcelain ceramics. Alongside the distribution of her utilitarian and sculptural collections, she taught ceramic turning from 2014 to 2021 at the Bonsecours Ceramic Center as part of the college program. Collection being initially presented in events, exhibitions and shops, it is now sold mainly online, with a few selected distributors as well as at the workshop-boutique À fleur de terre . Exhibited during the event of the 375th anniversary of Montreal at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the boutique of the Museum of Civilization in Quebec , his collection of utilitarian pieces was also distributed at various events such as the Salon des Montreal .
Her involvement on the board of directors of the Rozynski Art Center for 4 years, her experience as coordinator for the Ceramystic 2019 event and her improvements made with master ceramists have given her a broader knowledge of the environment. and allowed him to build the foundations of his practice. Stéphanie is now the owner of the workshop-boutique À fleur de terre , a place for the dissemination of crafts, teaching and the practice of ceramic turning, as well as the new place of production of her collection.
Stéphanie Fauteux creates utilitarian and culinary ceramic objects for all the importance they have in our living spaces. This is how she refers to the nostalgia of our childhood with our grandmothers, the little drinking glasses and the smell of toast in the morning, always ceramics with touches of dazzling colors on a white background, which hang children's eyes during meals. The ceramist thus wished to create comforting ceramics, bearers of pride and homage to the women of heart and head of Quebec. His pieces have this ''vintage'' side, but definitely wanted to be contemporary.