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Aline Bertin

Ceramic artist
Address
Chez Aristide, 145 Main St, Bathurst, NB E2A 1A6
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Aline Bertin

Originally from the east coast, I draw inspiration from the natural world, the
textures of the ocean and the night sky. While in Montreal, I studied at
Centre de Céramique Bonsecours and at Concordia University in fine arts.

In my ceramic work I try to fuse elements of these universes.

All my ceramics are handcrafted from start to finish. Each piece is unique
even if it is done in a similar style. I love to mix my own glazes and to create
pastel and matt finishes not usually seen in commercial ceramics.

My striped cups and bowls are hand carved. Though time consuming, I feel it
gives the lines a lovely, natural, subtle irregularity like ridges in sand. And
when I use colors I often let them bleed into diffuse smoky patterns that are
impossible to replicate.

My designs are often stark, simple and bold—a mix of contemporary and classical.