PAO ceramic creates poetic objects to give color to our daily lives.
Inspired by rêverie, everyday romance, and poetry, her work is an ode to the delicate beauty of nature. Her ceramic art associates simplicity with fragile elegance so that one can surround oneself with creations that inspire and hold dear. With graceful illustrations and finely engraved patterns, PAO infuses her collections with a narrative essence that stimulates the mystical experience.
As an illustrator, she approaches ceramics as an opportunity to give drawings a new dimension. She is fascinated by binding the objects’ shapes to the drawing to make them become one.
She is currently working with texture as a drawing medium by using a contrast of bare and glazed clay. The drawing becomes more than something “on” the object; it is inherently part of it, in its core.
Every piece she makes is fully hand-built and -painted, created in small series collections of unique pieces.
Paola De Narvaez is a French ceramist, illustrator and graphic designer. She started her ceramics journey in 2020 in Antwerp, where she now works and lives.