Emilie Brichard | Episode 902
malo is the pottery studio of Emilie Brichard who divides her time in between two French metropolitan areas, Paris and Saint-Etienne. Emilie arrived to ceramics by her fascination for tableware. When Emilie grew to become a potter following a long time performing as an architect, she the natural way chose to concentrate on utilitarian ceramics, designed for an daily use.
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How do you use social media?
I don’t like having photographs so it will help me archive my operate. And of program I also have to have it to be obvious, some of my clients, normally it is mates of chefs, much more like this, I signify it is a way to increase new shoppers. But it is my way to don’t forget what I do. (laughter)
I’m curious about return consumers, how do you keep individuals interactions?
There are two unique matters. For cooks and restaurants the moment the buy arrives in if they want a new plate or new a little something they know me so they just send me an email. I write-up very a lot but I am so undesirable at expressing myself if there is one particular plate I just say plate and that’s it. (laughter) That is a thing I need to do the job on a bit perhaps. For industry experts they just send an e mail for people I mail a e-newsletter when I do a sale. And they see my operate on Instagram to hold me in brain.
Has your new move harm your gross sales or the relationship with any of your customers?
Indeed and no. No far too substantially since I moved in 2017 but I experienced my place in Paris till 2020 and then Covid. But currently I truly feel it would be a lot easier, not all the time, if I was in Paris much more.
Does the stress of the deadline ever make burnout for you?
No. No due to the fact quickly, what took place last 12 months I had Covid so I could not get the job done for two months and then very last February I went back to function and I was so exhausted. The dining establishments did not want to cancel, they needed to keep the orders and I was so late on anything and it was wintertime and the drying is more time and nowadays I am so late. When it’s a restaurant opening I test to be on time. Then I require to prevent and get some relaxation and then get started yet again.
Do you have time to experiment with new strategies?
Which is the most important challenge. No. Certainly no. That’s the primary difficulty and that is also what I want to improve up coming yr. Maybe a day a week, I don’t know how, but I need to have to get contemporary air and new glazes. I indicate I have been making all those plates for a long time now but I however enjoy them.
What is it about repetitive work that is so fulfilling for you?
Of course, why do you get pleasure from it?
To start with, you are having greater due to the fact you are performing the same issue, So we finding superior and quicker. I assume the rhythm, the clay, the plate, the clay, the plate, maybe we could say it is a variety of meditation. Probably it is, I really don’t know, but I assume it is the ideal way to discover.