Her studies in advertising graphics led Sylvie Rigal to pursue her first career for around twenty years. Her interest in ceramics developed alongside her work when she took several training courses. Developing in the world of bonsai with her husband, she specialises in producing pots that are adapted to this art, which she shapes using slabs or by turning them. She uses mixed clays and develops her own glazes which she fires in a gas kiln at 1300° C, and more recently in the train kiln she has built. As a result, her new objects are going to be wood-fired. This leaves her little time to practice raku, another way of mastering the fire.