Observing Montreal’s wild flora
Nature Imprint stems from Geneviève Gallant’s desire to visually preserve ephemeral flora in a durable material: ceramics. She transfers bits and pieces of wild nature onto clay and transforms it into one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces.
All the Nature Imprint objects are made from stoneware or porcelain glazed and fired to 1222°C (2232°F)1. The functional pieces are dishwasher safe.
The Nature Imprint collection is now distributed to 5 stores in Quebec and 3 in Ontario. It is also always available on Etsy.
About the maker
Ever since she was little, Geneviève was always doing something with her hands, whether collecting rocks and feathers or creating and transforming objects in her parent’s garage. She fell in love with clay while studying Fine Arts at Concordia. In her art practice, she always found inspiration in nature in all it’s diversity. During her first year or self directed production in her studio, Geneviève decided to work directly with the flora surrounding her studio to produce a series of useful and decorative ceramic objects. She uses simple, almost minimal, shapes to emphasize the details and textures of the plants.
Minimal waste studio
Nature Imprint is proud to offer a handmade product made in a minimal waste studio where 95% of raw materials used in the process become durable goods to be enjoyed for years to come.
At our studio we take steps to:
- Recycle all our clay scraps
- Source most of our containers and packaging material from post industry waste
- Reduce packaging to bare minimum
- Reduce our water consumption by changing it every five days
- Recycle what we cannot reuse
- Re-evaluate our practices regularly in order to optimize them