Bonjour, bienvenue à La Gadoue, my name is Maxine!
La Gadoue was born out of a desire to pursue more meaningful creative work while trying my hand at running a small business. After work and on weekends I steal away to my basement studio as a welcome retreat from my desk job, somewhere I can get my hands dirty, be curious and play.
I grew up with the forest floor as my teacher, which remains my main source of creative inspiration. My pieces often carry themes, colours and styles inspired by what I see in my natural surroundings. Built by my hands and forged from natural materials, each piece is made with the highest hopes that it brings joy wherever it ends up.
I've made my home and small studio on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. The Algonquin peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial and I am grateful to have the opportunity to create and live on this land.
Why La Gadoue? It's pretty simple. It's the french word for slush, mud, slurry, muck.
I love seeing my pieces in their new homes. Please tag @lagadoueceramics on Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by. 🤘