Linda Beauparlant is a ceramic artist who creates by combining plants from the Pontiac forest and earthenware. Originally from Montreal, she arrived in the Outaouais in 1982 where she taught plastic arts for 35 years. Her training in painting at the University of Quebec in Montreal, in sculpture at the University of Montreal as well as the engraving workshops followed in Val-David have certainly influenced her present artistic approach.
Her workshops are located in Otter Lake, Pontiac and Gatineau.
Her creations are made from white clay fired at low temperature. A first biscuit firing, washing and a double application of the enamel make each piece unique. The flora of the forest of the Pontiac region is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The texture, the delicacy of the veins of the plants allow her to work on the impression, a bit like natural fossils. Her goal is to make the earthenware delicate so that the shape is organic just like in nature. She works so that the clay borrows the life of the flora and that each work is a discovery through its unique texture, lines and vibrant colors. The possibilities are limitless just like the plant world.
By working on the technique of shaping and never using the same plant, all her creations are particular and unique.