Lussan, France, 1971. A newlywed potter by the name of Heidi Callard, inspired by the beauty and artistic heritage of this village in Provence, shared a vision with her young husband. They decided to purchase a decaying farmhouse and set about creating a home and studio. After the birth of their son Adrien, Heidi rejuvenated her artistic spirit by painting the colorful guinea fowl around the farm. In 1974 this expression took a new direction: the potter’s gift of a three dimensional form.
“Having been fascinated for more than 30 years by the originality and the elegance of the Guinea hens that run free in my garden, it finally came to me that by immortalizing them in a harmonious and timeless object, I could convey my love of the Guineas to others.”