About

Madoka Rindal was born in 1979 in Japan. Lives and works in Paris. As a child she spent 2 years in Paris, once back to Japan goes to the french school of Tokyo. She leaves Japan for Paris to study applied arts. After working as a graphic designer in different fields for over 10 years, she is now fully devoted to ceramics.

Greatly influenced by the Wabi-Sabi aesthetics, Madoka makes her ceramics to create everyday objets for daily use. She believes in the idea that any material object disintegrates with time, get destroyed or damaged by accident, but dented or broken object has a particular beauty in its singular flaw.

On these objects, a cup, a plate or a bowl, Madoka appends one or several faces, always in a peacock blue, as for breathing life into each one of her pieces.

Madoka has always drawn and artistic research (paintings, drawings, sculptures…) is an important part of her creating process. Ceramics are for her the link between artistic objets and daily objets.

All her items are in stoneware, handbuilt, fired and glazed in her atelier in Romainville, just outside of Paris. The faces on the ceramics are drawn with glaze on a paintbrush.