Madoka Rindal lives and works in Paris. She was born and raised in Japan. She leaves Tokyo for Paris just after high school to study applied arts. She works as a graphic designer in different fields for over 10 years until she discovers the world of ceramics. Seduced by the meditative process of clay and the freedom that it gives to the creative expression, she is now fully devoted to ceramics.
Greatly influenced by the Wabi-Sabi philosophy, praising the beauty of imperfection, Madoka creates everyday objets for daily use. She believes in the idea that any material object disintegrates with time, get destroyed or damaged by accident, but that dented or broken object has a particular strength in its singular flaw.
On these objects, a cup, a plate or a bowl, Madoka often appends one or several faces, always in a peacock blue, as for breathing life into each one of her pieces.
All her items are in stoneware, hand built, fired and glazed in her atelier in Romainville, just outside of Paris. The faces on the ceramics are drawn with glaze on a paintbrush.