Laurent Gautier draws or creates at the same time he turns the piece on the wheel. Researching and developing forms is essential ,and the relationship between form and colour – a monochrome punctuation on the sometimes smoky raw clay – intensifies the presence of his object-sculptures in space. Despite looking like containers, the pieces are not functional. He sometimes creates series, particularly boxes, and variants based on a shape, such as the Lentils. Laurent Gautier uses stoneware fired at high or low temperatures in wood kilns and experiments with enamels and coatings. He is a graduate of the ENSA in Bourges and has followed a long training course with Dominique Legros in low temperature firing.